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We have already posted some time ago about Nice Ubuntu themes for Jaunty and Intrepid Users and this is updated for karmic users now

For Ubuntu Karmic users

First edit /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

add the following lines

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

Save and exit the file

add the GPG key using the following command

gpg --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:11371 --recv-key 881574DE && gpg -a --export 881574DE | sudo apt-key add -

Or simply use the following command

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:bisigi

Update the source list using the following command

sudo aptitude update

Install all the themes using the following command

sudo aptitude install zgegblog-themes

or click on the following link

apt://zgegblog-themes

This will install the following themes

Showtime for Gnome

1

Balanzan

balanzan_pres

Infinity

infinity-pres

Wild shine

wild-pres

Exotic

exotic

Tropical

tropical-prsentation

Bamboo Zen

bamboo-prs

Ubuntu sunrise

ubuntu_presentation

Aqua Dreams

expose

If you want to install above themes separately use the following commands

sudo aptitude install showtime-theme

sudo aptitude install balanzan-theme

sudo aptitude install infinity-theme

sudo aptitude install wild-shine-theme

sudo aptitude install exotic-theme

sudo aptitude install tropical-theme

sudo aptitude install bamboo-zen-theme

sudo aptitude install ubuntu-sunrise-theme

sudo aptitude install aquadreams-theme

Remove Themes

If you want to remove full package use the following command

sudo aptitude remove zgegblog-themes

If you want to remove each theme use the following syntax

sudo aptitude remove themename

Note :- themename is showtime-theme,balanzan-theme etc

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109 Comments to “Nice themes for ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) users”

  1. growlf says:

    You are probably referring to the Cairo-Dock. Warning you may have difficulties getting this to fly with the existing source list entry. Look for it on Launchpad.net – and use the PPA from there. There are some odd DNS issues with their standard package source, but the LP one still works fine.

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  2. niv says:

    i love thats themes

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  3. bbq says:

    Nice themes, the downloads are really slow just fyi, however worth the wait thats for sure :)

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  4. TuxIT says:

    Looks Great one Mint 8 also just takes a little more work configuring but gives ya a nice shinny dark bottom panel and cool folder icons….. Thanks!!!!!!!

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  5. aleksey.aka.lexx says:

    tasty =)

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  6. Pasan says:

    Thank you For All

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  7. Eduardo Z says:

    Do the last two themes include the dock, or do I have to install it separately?

    All the themes look extremely good, I can’t wait to install them on my laptop.

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  8. Majid says:

    Wow…..all da themes hav been so perfectly crafted…thank u all …who made dem..so much.

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  9. Pasan says:

    Wow…very nice,beautiful

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  10. sadf says:

    thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaks

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  11. ravenlord-vagos says:

    thank you all!!!! perfect themes!! each of them!

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  12. noviear says:

    wow… its really cool, i love ubuntu, thanks dude

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  13. thiyagi says:

    Thats awesome, thanks..

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  14. srinivas says:

    i am not able to get my login screen to look like the 1 in the themes…can some 1 please help??

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  15. Wainting says:

    In 3 mins and 12 sec I will tell you if I like the themes.

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  16. Pascal says:

    It rocks, thank so you so much!

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  17. xevion says:

    how to do it on mint 8(Helena).Pl. as i m using Helena i think it should work on it as Helena’s code base is karmic koala……..help

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  18. xevion says:

    what’s that dock in aqua dream theme does any one know where to find it

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  19. bendehen says:

    Amazing!!! I can’t seem to get the login screens working though…?

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  20. Count chocula says:

    Couldnt find any package whose name or description matched zgegblog…anyone else get this?

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  21. Rizi says:

    wao, very amazing themes.
    but there is a problem that I couldn’t get the taskbar style given in the pictures of Ubuntu-sunrise and Aqua Dreams.
    Please kindly help me
    Best Regards.

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  22. $ro0 says:

    Count Chocula – I had the same problem. Turned out, I copied/pasted the instructions wrong regarding the sources.list file. The format of the text above is a little out of whack – don’t forget the deb in the first line:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/bisigi/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

    Thanks for the work on these themes!

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  23. Daniel says:

    I much appreciate that supplied these excellent themes, I am the fresher to Ubuntu and enthusiastic to taste Ubuntu’s Interface. If you have more new update please release it….. and I want to try.

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  24. Any plans to port this to Ubuntu 10.04? I would personally like to see these as a standard part of Ubuntu, in my opinion they are that hot. Balazan with the Koala completely blows away anything that comes standard with the current Ubuntu installs. Actually, I am going to request a feature to the 10.04 crew. I hope you don’t mind =) Let me know if you are going to port them yourself as well. I just tried to install these on a current 10.04 install and they did not work.

    Regards,
    Patrick

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  25. Jaisankar says:

    Even after performing all the above commands, i can only see the colors of the menubar and background changes. But the Taskbar stylished with respect to the themes are not available. I tried from the System > Appearance > selected the Aquadreams > Select install. its still asking me the package.. i selected /usr/share/themes/aquadreams.. nothing happens. i am new to Linux .. pls help me..

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  26. Laurio says:

    Hi all! I made everything like you described, but my login screen didn’t change… :( I hoped it’ll finally work, but it doesn’t… Can anybody help? Thanks forward…

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  27. Visitor says:

    The taskbar style is not working HOW TO GET THIS WORKING???????????

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  28. rlopeza7 says:

    Hello, I am new in linux how to show the theme after to install? Thanks

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  29. rlopeza7,

    Go to the menu that says System in the top left, then Preferences, then Appearance. System/Preferences/Appearance. The first tab should be Themes. Let me know how it goes.

    Blue Fox

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