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    Default Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    I apologize if this post is not in the right spot.
    Anyway I copy and pasted about 6 new theme files to usr/share/gnome-shell and then hit alt-f2 r and the system went wiggy. Got the unhappy computer icon that said the system could not recover. Now I am in failsafe mode and have cd in root mode to /usr/share/gnome-shell. I would just like to know how to remove the files that I placed there. I called the files I placed in there theme 1, theme 2, etc...
    Thank you for your time

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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavyonion
    I apologize if this post is not in the right spot.
    Anyway I copy and pasted about 6 new theme files to
    usr/share/gnome-shell and then hit alt-f2 r and the system went wiggy.
    Got the unhappy computer icon that said the system could not recover.
    Now I am in failsafe mode and have cd in root mode to
    /usr/share/gnome-shell. I would just like to know how to remove the
    files that I placed there. I called the files I placed in there theme 1,
    theme 2, etc...
    Thank you for your time

    Hi
    Can you run the following command and post the output (between code
    tags)
    Code:
    cd /usr/share/gnome-shell
    ls
    Else if you are confident you are in the right place (first command
    checks;
    Code:
    pwd
    rm -r theme\ 1
    You can then work through each one

    Themes go in your home directory and you use the theme tool to install
    via the 'advanced settings' search for it in overview.

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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    Apart from the helpfull remarks from malcolmlewis, in the more general case where you copy things somewhere and you want to identify them, is the date/time stamp of those files not telling you which where the ones you just put there opposed from the ones sitting there allready for ages?
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    Ok, I deleted all of the files I added. It still will not start. I renamed the original theme folder to theme 1. Can I rename it to theme? would that help?
    Or is there some type of config I need to do? I am Still in failsafe mode.
    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    You better listen to malcolmlewis when he asks you to post the output of
    Code:
    cd /usr/share/gnome-shell
    ls
    It is difficult to help someone who does not cooperate

    And of course you post that computer code complete (prompt, command, output, next prompt) between CODE tags: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/i...ags-guide.html
    Henk van Velden

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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    Sorry, this is what it says,
    extensions js search_providers shaders theme 1

    It listed other themes before, but I have deleted them. The theme 1 folder is the original I just renamed it theme 1 instead of theme.
    So what to do know? I know just enough to screw things up (obviously).
    Thanks again.

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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    Quote Originally Posted by Heavyonion
    Sorry, this is what it says,
    extensions js search_providers shaders theme 1

    It listed other themes before, but I have deleted them. The theme 1
    folder is the original I just renamed it theme 1 instead of theme.
    So what to do know? I know just enough to screw things up (obviously).
    Thanks again.

    Hi
    theme 1 should be theme, so rename it and reset ownership etc;
    Code:
    cd /usr/share/gnome-shell
    pwd
    mv theme\ 1 theme
    chmod 0755 theme
    chown root:root theme
    cd theme
    pwd
    chmod 644 *
    Else I would look at re-installing the gnome shell;
    Code:
    zypper in -f gnome-shell
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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    Also, I ran the zypper help command and I found out that I can reinstall gnome-shell with the si command, but I do not have internet access for the computer in question right now. I am at work. Hopefully there is a fix for this without the internet right now? I have a install cd as well, if that helps.
    Thanks.

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    Malcolm YOU ROCK!!!! thank you!!!!!!!! worked great!

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    Default Re: Need to remove a Gnome theme????

    Nice that it runs again. But you failed to post as I told you: CODE tags, inclusing prompt and command. Please try to undertstand this before you ask a next time.
    Henk van Velden

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