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I've had an Acer AspireOne D260 netbook for two and a half years, and it came with Windows 7 Starter Edition preinstalled. The netbook has 1GB of memory and a 1.66 GHz processor, but it was never quite enough enough to handle the load of web surfing and Microsoft Word. I took the netbook on our trip to Trinidad and Tobago, and it was adequate for downloading pictures and uploading them to Tumblr, but not truly satisfactory.

Recently, I've had a horrible time making myself sit down at my desktop computer to work on revising the novel. I have an iPad that's okay for actual writing, but horrible for editing and revision. I haven't found a writing app that doesn't mess up the formatting in Word. Not even QuickOffice, which ought to be perfect. But it turns tabs into spaces instead. So annoying.

Anyway, I finally bit the bullet and installed Xubuntu Linux on my netbook. It's like having a brand new computer all over again! I can't quite figure out how to make it as pretty as I would like (I know, I know) but considering the fact that my real complaint with the netbook was that it has always run painfully slow, even while only word processing...

I've decided I love Xubuntu. :)

Date: 2012-05-11 12:07 pm (UTC)
kerravonsen: glass button: "Shiny!" (shiny)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen

Date: 2012-05-12 05:38 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: fireworks: "Yay!" (Yay!)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
Double Yay!

I actually made myself an Xfce4 theme a while back (in the period when I was using Xfce4 myself). It's a kind of frosted-glass look, and if I recall correctly, it adjusts itself to one's GTK theme. Would you be interested in me sending you a copy of it?

Date: 2012-05-14 04:21 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: "Are you challenging my ingenuity?" (ingenuity)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
I'll see what I can do. It may end up being simpler to get off my rear and make a "themes" section on my website. Stay tuned.

Date: 2012-05-16 02:53 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: Zen dying from gunk: "I am sorry... I have failed you" (Zen-failed)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
Oh dear, the fault is mine. I made an incorrect assumption. I assumed that the ${HOME}/.themes directory already existed. The symptoms you are getting point to this case.

Bash is telling you that ".themes" is not a directory.
This probably means that the command "mv Gleam-0.1.tar.gz ${HOME}/.themes" which you trustingly did, merely renamed "Gleam-0.1.tar.gz" to the file called ".themes", rather than moving it into the directory called ".themes", because said directory did not exist.

To extricate yourself from this situation (yes, it is possible, yay!) do the following:

mv ${HOME}/.themes Gleam-0.1.tar.gz
mkdir ${HOME}/.themes

At this point, you can double-check that the Gleam-0.1.tar.gz file is what we think it is, by using the "file" command:

file Gleam-0.1.tar.gz

This tells you what type of file it is. It should say something like "Gleam-0.1.tar.gz: gzip compressed data, from Unix, last modified: Tue May 15 08:06:22 2012" (probably with a different date)

If that worked, you can procede as with the original commands.

mv Gleam-0.1.tar.gz ${HOME}/.themes
cd ${HOME}/.themes
tar xzvf Gleam-0.1.tar.gz

Just what you wanted, to become my personal Linux troubleshooter, huh?

You, my dear, are no trouble to troubleshoot for. You are willing to try, and you explain clearly exactly what you did and what error messages you got. That makes things so much easier. \o/

All this trouble to prettify things.

Prettifying is a good goal!

Date: 2012-05-16 03:33 am (UTC)
kerravonsen: fireworks: "Yay!" (Yay!)
From: [personal profile] kerravonsen
I'm glad you like the theme! \o/

Date: 2012-05-11 01:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I have Ubuntu 10 on my desktop and I love it - it is so fast! I keep meaning to partition the HD on my laptop and install it on there as well.


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