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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    I downloaded the file 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718.tar.xz to Downloads.

    Extract the file to the same location i.e. Downloads.

    Code:
    cd Downloads
    Code:
    sudo mv Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder/ /usr/share/themes
    It then appears in gnome-tweaks under Appearance>Themes>Applications
    Did the exact same thing (or at least I think so ). Got this message in the terminal:

    mv: cannot stat 'Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder/': No such file or directory

    Maybe I need to remove all the other files that I downloaded first?
    Last edited by desertwalker1; 4 Weeks Ago at 11:49 PM.

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by desertwalker1 View Post
    mv: cannot stat 'Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder/': No such file or directory
    There are various reasons why the installation of the theme failed e.g.

    You extracted the folder in a different directory.
    The folder was not extracted at all.
    You downloaded a different zip file.
    You ran the terminal command while in the wrong directory.

    Can you find the folder?
    Where is the folder located on your PC?
    Please supply the exact name of your folder?
    Can you give us the exact name of the zip file you downloaded?

    Theme changes can be a bit mysterious until you've done it a few times.

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    There are various reasons why the installation of the theme failed e.g.

    You extracted the folder in a different directory.
    The folder was not extracted at all.
    You downloaded a different zip file.
    You ran the terminal command while in the wrong directory.

    Can you find the folder?
    Where is the folder located on your PC?
    Please supply the exact name of your folder?
    Can you give us the exact name of the zip file you downloaded?

    Theme changes can be a bit mysterious until you've done it a few times.
    I'd be happy to provide those details, yep!

    Folder that I downloaded: 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718.tar.xz
    Website link: https://www.opendesktop.org/p/1297351

    Zip file name: 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718.tar.xz
    Folder name: 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718

    I can see the folder in the .themes folder after I moved it from Downloads to the .themes folder in the Home directory.

    How did I create the .themes folder? I right clicked and chose the New Folder option and renamed it .themes in the Home directory.

    Hope that helps.

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Your folder name is different to the one mentioned in your post 11.

    Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder/
    09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718

    Terminal commands will always fail unless you use the correct file/folder names.

    I suggest that you unzip the tar file in your Downloads folder and use the terminal command I gave earlier but using the correct extracted folder name.

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    Your folder name is different to the one mentioned in your post 11.

    Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder/
    09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718

    Terminal commands will always fail unless you use the correct file/folder names.

    I suggest that you unzip the tar file in your Downloads folder and use the terminal command I gave earlier but using the correct extracted folder name.
    Ok, here's what I did:

    Extracted. Used your commands:

    Code:
    cd Downloads
    Code:
    sudo mv 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718/ /usr/share/themes
    No error in the terminal this time. The folder got moved to the usr/share/themes folder. However, still no option in Gnome Tweaks. o.o

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Have you previously managed to use gnome-tweaks to change from the default theme to any other included theme?

    Also, please post in code tags the list of themes in /usr/share/themes.

    Code:
    cd /usr/share/themes
    Code:
    ls
    Example below

    Code:
    removed@removed:/usr/share/themes$ ls
    Adwaita         Default       vimix-dark-ruby  Yaru-light     Yaru-Red-light
    Adwaita-dark    Emacs         Yaru             Yaru-Red
    Cameo-Dark-Red  HighContrast  Yaru-dark        Yaru-Red-dark

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by tea for one View Post
    Have you previously managed to use gnome-tweaks to change from the default theme to any other included theme?

    Also, please post in code tags the list of themes in /usr/share/themes.

    Code:
    cd /usr/share/themes
    Code:
    ls
    Example below

    Code:
    removed@removed:/usr/share/themes$ ls
    Adwaita         Default       vimix-dark-ruby  Yaru-light     Yaru-Red-light
    Adwaita-dark    Emacs         Yaru             Yaru-Red
    Cameo-Dark-Red  HighContrast  Yaru-dark        Yaru-Red-dark
    I have only changed from the default theme to the themes already available through gnome tweaks. But yes, the already included themes do work on switching. I just tested them again just in case. This was my first attempt at trying to install a downloaded theme. Again, appreciate your patience.

    As per your instructions:

    Code:
    ***@***:~$ cd /usr/share/themes
    ***@***:/usr/share/themes$ ls
    09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718  Emacs         Yaru-dark
    Adwaita                                          HighContrast  Yaru-light
    Adwaita-dark                                     Raleigh
    Default                                          Yaru
    Last edited by desertwalker1; 4 Weeks Ago at 12:26 PM.

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Therefore gnome-tweaks is functioning OK and, possibly, there is something odd about the 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718 folder.

    Are there other folders (i.e colour or light/dark choices) within 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718?

    Finally, now we know gnome-tweaks is working, can you start from scratch and follow the instructions in post 10.

    Please use the same theme because I tested it before posting.

    If this is successful, then we can have another look at 09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718

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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    09-Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder_20200718 is not the theme folder. It should appear as it does here:

    Code:
    dmn@Tyana-vm:~/.local/share/themes$ ls -1
    Flat-Remix-Dark-2004
    Flat-Remix-Dark-mod
    Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder
    The name on your folder looks like the archive. If you open your theme folder, what do you see? It should be this:

    Code:
    dmn@Tyana-vm:~/.local/share/themes/Flat-Remix-GTK-Red-Darkest-NoBorder$ ls
    cinnamon  gtk-2.0  gtk-3.0  index.theme  metacity-1  xfwm4
    Last edited by Dennis N; 4 Weeks Ago at 02:30 PM.

  10. #20
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    Re: Theme Installation Issue

    Hey guys. Thought I'd take screenshots of the folder and its contents. Maybe that will help?

    The first screenshot shows the themes folder. The second screenshot is after opening the 09 Flat Remix folder and the folder inside, and the third screenshot is another click of the folder inside the 09 Flat Remix folder and the contents inside. Here they are:


    Theme 1.pngTheme 2.pngTheme 3.png

    Hopefully I've attached them correctly.

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