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  1. #1
    A13kSAk3 NNTP User

    Default Hello, SuSE.


    Hello guys. I'm completely new to SuSE to start with.
    I would like to know some tips, tricks and other interesting stuff. For
    example.

    I wanted to check out the leopard look(i like the mac look, curse me if
    you want.) but i have no idea how it install that thing. unzipped it,
    but i had no access to the usr/share/themes/ . I checked the folder
    properties and the owner was root. Well i am root a.k.a administrator, i
    can't explain it. Please help with that. Also .. if some1 could help me,
    I already picked gnome desktop, My question is: Is there a way to switch
    to KDE, i guess its better. And the last thing. I really want my suse ..
    to look good. Can you give some links to desktop previews and
    explanations of how to get it.

    Thank you all. Just to let you know .. I'm ready to dip in SuSE and
    never come out


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    arcull NNTP User

    Default Re: Hello, SuSE.


    > I already picked gnome desktop, My question is: Is there a way to switch
    > to KDE just go to Yast->Software management and on the top left side of panel

    choose "patern search" or something similar then just roll down to find
    kde and install it. After that you must logout and login.

    > I really want my suse .. to look good You may want to check compiz fusion, if you don't have suse 11.1 check

    'Compiz Fusion Welcome' (http://www.compiz-fusion.org/) otherwise it
    is already installed by default I guess, just search for it, don't
    remember where exactly it resides, you may try to run
    Code:
    --------------------
    fusion-icon
    --------------------
    from konsole. Good luck


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    A13kSAk3 NNTP User

    Default Re: Hello, SuSE.


    Thanks a lot, Im writing the response from a school computer.. ill check
    later


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    A13kSAk3 NNTP User

    Default Re: Hello, SuSE.


    Im using the newest one btw.. 11.1 Open SuSE


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    freedguy NNTP User

    Default Re: Hello, SuSE.


    A13kSAk3;1938649 Wrote:
    >
    > I wanted to check out the leopard look(i like the mac look, curse me if
    > you want.) but i have no idea how it install that thing. unzipped it,
    > but i had no access to the usr/share/themes/.......................And
    > the last thing. I really want my suse .. to look good. Can you give some
    > links to desktop previews and explanations of how to get it.


    You can install a theme easily by one of these ways:

    1) Get a theme from gnome-looks.org, unzip it and put the unzipped
    folder in /home/-username-/.themes

    Its a hidden folder. If the folder is not there by default, create it.

    Once done select the new theme in Appearance Preferences (Control
    Center --> Appearance)

    2) Open Appearance Preferences as said above and just drag and drop the
    theme zip file over it. (dont unzip).

    It'll ask you whether to keep the current theme or apply the new one.

    The same above procedures apply to icon themes as well.

    I recommend this mac theme: 'Mac4Lin Leopard GTK Metacity Theme
    GNOME-Look.org' (http://tinyurl.com/bxfk9d)


    To get mac like bottom dock try 'Cairo Dock'
    (http://www.cairo-dock.org/).

    Just install cairo-dock and cairo-dock-themes in YaST and run
    "cairo-dock". Select macosx theme in it.


    For a step by step OSX theming for Gnome see this: 'Turn Your Ubuntu
    Hardy to Mac OSX Leopard - Make Tech Easier'
    (http://tinyurl.com/6ypgus)

    Its written for Ubuntu but should work perfectly on opensuse as well.
    If you get any problems ask here.


    And keep in mind that you can make Gnome awefully beautiful. No need of
    migrating to KDE just for looks.


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    A13kSAk3 NNTP User

    Default Re: Hello, SuSE.


    What's better though ? I see youre into opensuse .. what do you
    personally prefer?


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    A13kSAk3 NNTP User

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    Ok .. i more question, I dont think my video card is that advanced even
    though my latop was like 1k and i just bought it, but When i go to
    desktop efects aka compiz default or whatever.. i cannot enable them It
    says i dont have the hardware / configuration to do it.. Can you please
    help me?

    Thank you so much


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    A13kSAk3 NNTP User

    Default Re: Hello, SuSE.


    freedguy ..

    "this theme will not look like as inteded because the required GTK+
    theme is not installed." When I click on install.

    "Method "Install Provide File" with signature "s" on interface
    "org.freedesktop.PackageKit" doesn't exist"

    This is the error message, The theme partially installes but the mac
    part of it does. Any suggestions ?


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