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    Default Cannot get new Themes from KDE4

    Hello,

    I've recently fresh-installed with 13.1, after an upgrade gone wrong to LEAP 42.1, I've decided to upgrade back to 13.2.

    Right now, I was able to mitigate incompatible packages from 13.2 by keeping them at 13.1 repo, and taking advantage of the compatible packages from 13.2.

    So far, this FrankenSUSE is very well optimal.

    Now there's a slight issue, I can get things such as cursor themes from, but I cannot get new themes for the icons, GTK themes and etc. using the provided packages. It says it's initializing forever. I would appreciate an input to how to fix this.



    FYI, this was the case from fresh install with 13.1 KDE, and it transferred over to 13.2 dup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJLPHI View Post
    Now there's a slight issue, I can get things such as cursor themes from, but I cannot get new themes for the icons, GTK themes and etc. using the provided packages. It says it's initializing forever. I would appreciate an input to how to fix this.
    AFAIK the service locations changed, that may be the reason for your problem.

    You should be able to download icons and GTK themes manually though.
    This is where the "Get New xxx" function (used to) get it from:
    https://www.kde-look.org/browse/ord/latest/

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    Default Re: Cannot get new Themes from KDE4

    Thank you Wolfi, is there is a configuration file I can edit to accommodate for the move? I can download and install i.e. icons but not desktop themes and etc. At least I don't know how.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SJLPHI View Post
    Thank you Wolfi, is there is a configuration file I can edit to accommodate for the move?
    The URLs are contained in .knsrc files in /usr/share/kde4/config/.

    But actually this does *not* seem to be the problem.
    I just tried it on my 13.2 system, and it works fine.

    You mention that you have a mixture between 13.1 and 13.2.
    Maybe that's the problem?
    What exactly do you mean with " I was able to mitigate incompatible packages from 13.2 by keeping them at 13.1 repo, and taking advantage of the compatible packages from 13.2."?
    What packages are incompatible with what?
    What repos do you now have?

    OTOH, there was a problem similar to yours in Plasma5. It didn't work when a proxy was in use.
    So are you behind a proxy?

    I suppose your internet connection is working fine otherwise?
    If not, this cannot work obviously.

    I can download and install i.e. icons but not desktop themes and etc. At least I don't know how.
    Ideally there would be instructions on the page where you download them, or a README file included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    But actually this does *not* seem to be the problem.
    I just tried it on my 13.2 system, and it works fine.
    To clarify, it works for icon themes, Plasma (desktop) themes, and color schemes.

    I just noticed that getting GTK themes indeed does not work, it just hangs forever at "Initializing".
    Unfortunately I cannot tell you how to manually install a GTK theme either, probably you just need to extract it to ~/.local/share/themes/ (create the folder if it doesn't exist).

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    PS, I just read this post, that explains how to "fix" the "Get New" stuff:
    https://forum.kde.org/viewtopic.php?...137685#p368467

    I just tried that here in 13.2/KDE4, and getting GTK themes now works again (and everything else I tried).
    Last edited by wolfi323; 13-Dec-2016 at 17:28.

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