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#1 2014-02-05 11:47:56

waffl3head
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[SOLVED] Unable to install Icons

This is my first time using Crunchbang (and posting the forums wink ) and while having quite some fun tinkering with all the different text-files to customize the look and feel of it, I am having a hard time installing icons - the simplest of things!
In Debian I was used to just moving icon sets to /usr/share/icons or ~/.icons and then select the desired icon set in the GUI, but this does, for some weird reason, not work for me in Crunchbang.
So here's what I did:
1) Downloaded icon set from deviantart
2) Extracted the icon set to /usr/share/icons
3) Opened up lxappearance to select the icon set
4) Be amazed that it was not able to find (?) the icons and fell back to the default GNOME icon set

I then put the icons into a local ~/.icons folder but to no avail. Then I ran Debian in a VM to check if the icon sets may be corrupted, but there I was able to install and select them just fine.

I have a 3 image gallery set up on imgur to demonstrate my problem: http://imgur.com/a/PaqTu

Now I hope somebody might know why this is happening.

Last edited by waffl3head (2014-02-05 20:28:34)

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#2 2014-02-05 11:51:02

photonucleon
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to install Icons

Just to be clear - the icon sets are in subfolders in /usr/share/icons, right?

Also, have you logged out and back in again after changing the icons? For me, icon changes don't take effect completely until I've logged out and back in.

Hope this helps smile

Last edited by photonucleon (2014-02-05 11:51:21)


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#3 2014-02-05 11:56:35

waffl3head
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to install Icons

Yes. Here is the structure of the icon said:

waffl3head@nano:/usr/share/icons$ ls Moka/
16x16  22x22  24x24  256x256  32x32  48x48  64x64  96x96  icon-theme.cache  index.theme

It works in Debian, and I guess there is just a tiny error, that keeps me from completing my customization.

Edit:
And yes, I even rebooted the machine several times, as this problem is now a few days old wink

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#4 2014-02-05 18:44:34

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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to install Icons

but the icon theme shows up in lxappearance, in red???
never seen the like.
can you browse the folder and look at them, without root privileges?
also the index.theme should contain sth like this:

[Icon Theme]
Name=Moka
Comment=some comment
Inherits=gnome,hicolor

but really i suspect a permission problem. or they didn't get extracted properly.

btw, i like the visual style, both gtk and the moka icons.

Last edited by ohnonot (2014-02-05 18:46:10)

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#5 2014-02-05 20:08:21

waffl3head
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Re: [SOLVED] Unable to install Icons

ohnonot wrote:

but the icon theme shows up in lxappearance, in red???
never seen the like.

That is just how my gtk theme handles selected entries. In the screenshot provided, I selected Moka, thus it became red. But otherwise, yeah, it shows up in lxappearance.

ohnonot wrote:

can you browse the folder and look at them, without root privileges?
also the index.theme should contain sth like this:

[Icon Theme]
Name=Moka
Comment=some comment
Inherits=gnome,hicolor

but really i suspect a permission problem. or they didn't get extracted properly.

I can easily browse and view the folder without root permission. The index.theme is there and includes the necessary things. Only thing I'm sceptical about is:

Inherits=Faba,gnome,hicolor

I don't have Faba installed, but that should not cause the whole theme to not work, right? I mean, it works on Debian where Faba wasn't installed either.

ohnonot wrote:

btw, i like the visual style, both gtk and the moka icons.

Thanks, trying my best smile

Edit:
It was a permission problem all along! It appears I hadn't set permissions for all subfolders and sub-subfolders inside the theme folder. Changing the permissions for my user fixed the issue.
Thanks for trying to help me anyway smile

Last edited by waffl3head (2014-02-05 20:27:29)

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