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i wanna mod my linux desktop

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  1. sreevirus

    sreevirus Certified Nutz

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    ok, i'm really getting bored of the default environments of kde 3.2 and gnome 2.6. :( i wanna make my desktop look sexy. so can any1 gimme any tips on making it look good? is there any application (like style xp, window blinds et al for win xp) and r there any themes for download?how to apply themes? how can i change the icons? is there an easy way??
    (i dont want the theme packs that r already there on kde or gnome)

    experienced gurus plz enlighten :D
     
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    www.lynucs.org

    Nirvana for linux desktops way way too cool.

    So cool that you wont be able to work , just sit and look at your desktop!!!!
     
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    thanx for the links guys...damn i saw some desktops on lynucs and i fell in luv with them.
    but i need to know HOW can I do something like that?

    @oldmonk i searched for nirvana on lynucs, but 0 results, i also searched sourceforge and google but i cudnt find a site where i cud get it.
    plz help...and if u can, please give me some instructions from scratch, how to install the app, how to apply the theme, the commands involved...it will be much helpful. :)
     
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    sorry nirvana is not a software i meant that You will attain nirvana- its a state of mind!!!!

    first let me know which distro u use.
     
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    lol...sorry yaar :lol:...i'm having SuSE 9.1 Pro currently installed
     
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    use any other window manager Take a pick between window maker or xfce4 i personaly like xfce4 its light simple and good the task bar is the best in the world.
     
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    look carefully at the screenshots at lynucs.org.

    Each of the people have posted wht they have used to get that cool look.
    Its in the "applications used in this screenshot section."

    just for the info suse is not easily customizable. you need a more open kind of distro like slackware, debian, ubuntu, knoppix on hdd etc.

    Although its a solid distro, suse has too many yast etc etc that make life uncool for me.
    But what the hell go ahead and experiment. Thats what makes linux fun.

    Its nice to make a separate inux partition where you do all the funn stuff and then use it on the main partition if you have important stuff on it.
     
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    thanx for the reply oldmonk...
    i may be installing ubuntu when i get it...will ask for instructions if i need any then.

    thanx again :D
     
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    hey korn.....


    go to www.kde-look.org

    there u will get some desktop styles. i wud recommend u try the mac theme of kde 3.1... its supported on 3.2... be careful not to install any themes for 3.3... that will crsh ur kde....
     
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    lynucs.org is great, but i cant install fvwm2 on which some good themes are made ( the newer version of fvwm2):
    it says after the ./configure step that GTK support is not enabled, whereas i had it installed. anyway, i got gtk, glib atk, etc latest versions, but then glib is not getting installed...some error in make install..... installation is seriously hell in linux! :(

    i am using suse 9.2 and know that gtk is installed,(checked it in Yast) however no appln seems to detect it...not even mplayer .....any answers?

    @GNUrag, i downloaded aqua fixation but there are no instructions as to how to install it. pls help...
     
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    Untar the tarball and move the newly created directory to /usr/share/themes/ directory.

    Code:
    # wget http://themes.freshmeat.net/redir/aquafixation/49878/url_tgz/aquafixation-default-1.0.tar.gz
    # tar -zxvf aquafixation-default-1.0.tar.gz
    # mv Aqua-Fixation/ /usr/share/themes/
    
    have a look at this list of gnome themes. These are all you'll ever need to make a seductive desktop
    http://art.gnome.org/themes/gtk2/?sort_by=date&thumbnails_per_page=1000&view=icons

    also download GNOME themes from http://art.gnome.org/themes It has more of those Macintosh AQUA themes.
     
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