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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 configuration:

http://fluxbox-wiki.org/index.php?title=Using_gtk_themes

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