How to install Ambiance / Radiance in LMDE

In the repositories of Debian / LMDE there are some topics gtk and very interesting and nice icon set, but not attractive enough for my taste.

The default theme in LMDE, Mint-X, I find it charming, but from time to time it is good to vary and Ambiance / Radiance the topics gtk that come by default in Ubuntu, they are truly beautiful.

The idea is to go from this:

Android: D

to this:

LMDE with Ambiance

or to this:

LMDE with Radiance

The first thing we have to do is modify a parameter in the options Synaptic so that it takes as its main repository that of Debian Testing and not that of LMDE. This is necessary because when installing the .deb with the themes of Ubuntu, we will have a dependency error, because the engine gtk de Murrine installed is too old.

We open Synaptic »Settings» Preferences and in the distribution tab we select Testing.

Synaptic Preferences

This will only be valid if they have configured the repository in the way I explained in this link. Well, we update the packages using Synaptic if we have not already done so, and install gtk2-engines-murrine.

Later we download 3 files in format .deb, which contain: Ubuntu Mono Icon Theme, Ubuntu Humanity Icon Theme and Ubuntu Gtk Themes, all these necessary to be able to install correctly. We put them all in the same folder, open a terminal and execute:

$ sudo dpkg -i * .deb

They should be installed without any problem.

We can now select the new themes in Menu »Applications» Preferences »Appearance, but the packages that you belong to will not be displayed correctly Gnome3, so we apply the tip that I showed in this article.

Hack for Ambiance.

sudo cp -r / usr / share / themes / Ambiance / / usr / share / themes / Ambiance3 / sed -e 's / Ambiance / Ambiance3 / g' /usr/share/themes/Ambiance/index.theme | sudo tee /usr/share/themes/Ambiance3/index.theme sudo cp -r /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/ / usr / share / themes / Ambiance3 /

Hack for Radiance.

sudo cp -r / usr / share / themes / Radiance / / usr / share / themes / Radiance3 / sed -e 's / Radiance / Radiance3 / g' /usr/share/themes/Radiance/index.theme | sudo tee /usr/share/themes/Radiance3/index.theme sudo cp -r /usr/share/themes/Adwaita/gtk-3.0/ / usr / share / themes / Radiance3 /

This will be more than enough 😀

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  1.   perseus said

    Thank you very much, it worked great 😀 !!!, this new look really looks very cool on my team.

    Any post on this topic (tuning) is greatly appreciated ...


    1.    elav <° Linux said

      I'm glad it worked for you. Although in reality, before publishing the article I tried it, so that there were no errors.

      Thanks for stopping by

  2.   javillordsith said

    Great contribution! I use it on Debian and it works perfectly. Thank you very much 🙂

    1.    elav <° Linux said

      We are glad that it has served you 😀