How To Install the Nodoka Theme Engine in Ubuntu

March 23, 2009 by
Filed under: gnome, HowTo, linux, Ubuntu 

This post is part of the process to Install the Fedora 10 Theme in Ubuntu.

Fedora 10 has a nice and clean theme that you might prefer over those available with a default install of Ubuntu. I'm going to show how to install Fedora's Nodoka theme engine. This howto is based on the one I found on the Ubuntu Unleashed website about installing the Nodoka theme for Ubuntu. I've modified the process to install the latest versions of the software available. As usual, this Ubuntu howto will require a bit of work from the command line.

Since I haven't found Ubuntu packages for Nodoka, we'll have to compile from the source code. First off, we need to install the build-essential and libgtk2.0-dev packages.

sudo apt-get install build-essential libgtk2.0-dev

Now that you have the dependencies installed you're ready to download the source packages and start compiling. To start off, it's best to create a directory to work in.

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mkdir nodoka
cd nodoka

Download the GTK Nodoka Engine package form the Fedora server and extract the archive.

tar zxvf gtk-nodoka-engine-0.7.2.tar.gz

You're ready to start compiling.

cd gtk-nodoka-engine-0.7.2
./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-animation

Now that the compiling is done, you're ready to install. You can use sudo make install, but I prefer to use checkinstall so that I have a package that can be managed with apt.

sudo checkinstall

Now you need the Nodoka Gnome Theme.

cd ..
tar zxvf nodoka-theme-gnome-0.3.90.tar.gz

Now install the theme.

cd nodoka-theme-gnome-0.3.90
sudo cp -r Nodoka/ /usr/share/themes/

You should now be able to select the Nodoka theme. Go to the menu and select System->Preferences->Appearance, select Nodoka and click Close.


4 Responses to “How To Install the Nodoka Theme Engine in Ubuntu”

  1. Thanks for this!

    It failed for me, though, on Ubuntu 9.10.

    Firstly, because I didn't have "checkinstall" - but I installed that. It then installed the theme, but when I try to select it, I get an error:

    This theme will not look as intended because
    the required icon theme 'Fedora' is not installed.

    I searched for this, but with no joy...

  2. Lodainn says:

    I get the following error :

    graham@lodainn:~/nodoka/gtk-nodoka-engine-0.7.2$ ./configure –prefix=/usr –enable-animation
    configure: error: invalid variable name: –prefix

    any ideas?

    • Linerd says:

      Lodainn - I found the problem. WordPress has a tendency to convert double hyphens into a dash. I've fixed the post. Those are double hyphens in front of prefix and enable. Try the code from the updated post and it should work now.

      Thanks for the comment and for helping me make the site better.

  3. Joey says:

    Thank you! It works great. I really love it the most just because I am able to see blue on Rhythmbox. xD

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