How to Install Ubuntu Lucid Proposed Community Themes In Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid

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This tutorial will explain how to Install Ubuntu Lucid Proposed Community Themes In Karmic/Jaunty/Intrepid

For ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) users

Open the terminal and run the following commands

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:suraia/ppa

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine

First you need to edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file

gksudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

For ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty) users add following lines

deb jaunty main
deb-src jaunty main

For ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid) users add following lines

deb intrepid main
deb-src intrepid main

For ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy) users add following lines

deb hardy main
deb-src hardy main

Save and exit the file

Add gpg key

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver --recv-keys 1D9D38E5

Update source list

sudo apt-get update

Install community themes

sudo apt-get install gtk2-engines-murrine

Source from here

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3 Responses

  1. Ryan says:

    Posts like this are good because they’re likely to attract newbie users. They like experimenting with themes. However, you’ve gone and given the instructions using the terminal when it’s possible to do this using the GUI. It’s no wonder Ubuntu/Linux is seen as a nerds-only distro when sites like yours give only terminal instructions.

    Please take a few minutes to create some screenshots each time you write an article like this.

  2. Eduard Grebe says:

    I completely disagree with Ryan. The terminal is by far the quickest way to do this. New users will learn from following tutorials like this. Assuming using the GUI is always easier is like always giving someone mouse instructions when there a quick keyboard shortcuts.

  3. Eduard Grebe says:

    However, what I fail to understand is why the tutorial fails to clearly state where to obtain the actual themes! It only contains instructions on installing the murrine engine.

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