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abennett
September 15th, 2008, 07:05 PM
I have been reading thread after thread and cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong. I've downloaded a theme, extracted it (I think) and tried to drag in into the themes window and it keeps giving me an error. "rockin-all-nite does not appear to be a valid theme" I am a fresh newbie to Ubuntu so please take baby steps with me. I've used the tar -zxvf and I think that that means I extraced it. To add to it, Im really confused about this whole ./configure...make....make install. Anybody who can help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks

MegaJim
September 15th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Don't bother extracting it, just drag the .tar.gz file across to the theme window

philinux
September 15th, 2008, 07:07 PM
It would help if you had the link to what exactly it is you downloaded.

howefield
September 15th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Is it an emerald desktop theme ?

If so, import the (uncompressed) file into emerald.

Therion
September 15th, 2008, 07:10 PM
If it's just a theme from somewhere like Gnome-Art or Gnome-Look, yeah, just drag and drop into the theme manager (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy). One of those things: easy when you know how.

abennett
September 15th, 2008, 07:11 PM
Here is the website that I downloaded the theme from. http://www.gnome-look.org/content/show.php/Rockin%27+All+Nite?content=89082.

I have also tried to just drag the tar.gz file into the themes window and still getting the same error.

philinux
September 15th, 2008, 07:15 PM
Thats a login theme. You need to use system>admin>login window

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy#Changing%20Login%20Window%20(GDM)%2 0Themes (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuEyeCandy#Changing%20Login%20Window%20%28GDM% 29%20Themes)

MegaJim
September 15th, 2008, 07:15 PM
That is a login window theme, are you dragging it to the login window preferences dialog?

abennett
September 15th, 2008, 07:17 PM
See what I mean by newbie... Thank you so much for the quick response and the fix.. I guess Im not to good at this yet..