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I installed Ubuntu 12.10 via mini-iso, after that I installed xinit, xorg, fluxbox, xterm, pcmanfm , chromium-browser, lxappearance. There is for now one set of icons, in lxappearance I chose the icon set and applied but they don't show up in pcmanfm, there I see only text. How do I get pcmanfm to show foldericons?

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Found the solution:

Forget lxappearance.

Make a textfile called .gtkrc-2.0 and put the following line in it:

gtk-icon-theme-name = "full icon theme name"
(of the theme you want, which has to be located in /usr/share/icons)

Save it in /home/username, and there will be icons!

For more gfk configuration use the following lines in .gtkrc-2.0:

#sets the font gtk-font-name = "sans 8"

#sets the theme gtk-theme-name = "Industrial" (provided the gtk engine is installed)

More information about configuring fluxbox is available under the tag fluxbox and at:

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it seems your link is dead – Stephane Rolland Jul 14 '14 at 20:16
@ Stephane: It appears the fluxbox wiki does not exist anymore exept for the FAQ, thanks for the tip! I corrected my answer accordingly. – jeroen Jul 15 '14 at 21:02
Your former line with gtk-icon-theme-name = "Humanity" was ok, it gave a good working starting point. – Stephane Rolland Jul 15 '14 at 21:37

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