Check out this great dark gnome theme for Debian (and other GNU/Linux distros): here and here (for Gnome 3.4). I love how the artist is called killhellokitty. Anyhoo, I just wanted to share this quick tweak with Debian (Squeeze and Wheezy) users.
I had a hard time getting the theme to show up. I basically downloaded the file (because the ppa repositories are for Ubuntu and its derivatives… I tried using the ubuntu ppa, but Debian wouldn’t accept it, unsurprisingly). I did what I was supposed to do, and I copied it into my /usr/share/themes folder. However, the themes still didn’t show up. And this was using root-terminal.
DISCLAIMER: This post was written more to help myself remember what I did that worked for me. This is probably not an efficient way of doing things. You were warned.
Basically, what you need to do is to change the directory permissions, and it worked for me (though perhaps restarting one’s computer may make permission changes unnecessary).
Anyway, I ended doing this, and it finally worked (though this may be inefficient … I’m no GNU/Linux expert):
- First download and extract the zipped file to a location (I used my Downloads folder).
- Prepare the destination folder (/usr/share/themes) by changing the permissions:
chmod 777 /usr/share/themes
- Then move the extracted folder to /usr/share/themes:
cp -r delorean-dark /usr/share/themes
- Then you have to specifically change permissions for the new delorean-dark folder just in case:
chmod 777 /usr/share/themes/delorean-dark
Then I went to Advanced Settings –> Themes. I changed themes I could (Windows, GTK or whatever) to delorean-dark in the drop-down menu. Hope it helps. Comments? Faster way to work this out in Debian? Comment below.