adding new user interface

Asked by wanek on 2008-09-22

where can i find&download user interface themes for ubuntu 8, and how can i install them?

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Brent Plummer (brentplummer) said : #1

apt-get install gnome-art

Please don't take this as a flame, but an observation from a newbie to linux/ubuntu.

This is a good example of why people pull away from Ubuntu/Linux.

What on earth does that answer mean?

Possibly: Get a new apartment and install gnome-art?

If the secret decoder ring wasn't so big that people could see the answers, it wouldn't be so hard to understand. (translated: geekspeak is a confusing turnoff)

BUT: Thank you for providing an answer. I _will_ definitely try to find some way to get it translated. I was pretty sure you weren't recommending that wanek get a new apartment...

For future visitors with the same question, I think I've found it. apt is some kind of 'terminal' based program that installs new software. To use it, presumably the user should go to a command line interface and type in that command? When I tried to do that, it didn't work and gave me a bunch of gobbledy-gook.

E: Could not open lock file /var/lib/dpkg/lock - open (13 Permission denied)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), are you root?

Can this also be done from the synaptic package manager? When I looked in there, (from System>Administration>Synaptic Package Manager)
 I found something called:
GNOME Desktop Environment - wherein I found: gnome-themes
and beneath that I found:
GNOME Desktop Environment (universe) wherein I found: gnome-art

My guess is that these are probably what the OP was looking for? As well as myself, which is why I came here.

Now, when I go into System>Preferences>Appearance, I can see a couple more themes and backgrounds and such. Only one or two, but at least that's a start.

Brent Plummer (brentplummer) said : #3

I'd actually assist you further if you weren't so rude. Should you expect help in the future with Linux, you may want to change your tone.

p.s. It's not like I'm a developer - this is a forum and people offer their input as a friendly way to help the community.

Perhaps you should just drop Linux all together

I think you may have been reading more passion into my answer than I intended. I attempted, with my first statement to avoid it appearing as a flame, or rudeness. I didn't have that intention. Please accept my apologies for not being clear enough, and again my thanks for leading to an answer.

I was making my own attempt at being more complete at an answer, tho I'm not sure if it's correct. I wish it was easier to put more emotion/inflection/Idunnowhat in text so misunderstandings would be less frequent.

My thanks were not meant as sarcasm, honest.


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