I'm using Lubuntu 12.04.1 on a 64bit machine. I'm trying to change my icons to the suede set, but only the gnome icons load. I've tried installing the suede theme manually by downloading it from gnome-look.org and extracting to /usr/share/icons/ and also by installing via Synaptic. The preview in lxappearance of gnome and suede remain identical, and the icons used when applying the theme are as well.
I tried editing the index.theme file so that suede would not inherit gnome by deleting the "Inherits" line, but there was no effect. After every change I made, I would log out and back in or reboot to check.
I even tried copying the desktop icon from suede to gnome and used the Gimp to resize the file for each instance in gnome. This changed it in the lxappearance preview but not in pcmanfm's side pane. I have not had the problem with other themes, only suede. Has any one else had this problem? And/or have a solution?

  • Is it possible that the Set doens't have all the Icons?... – Uri Herrera Aug 23 '12 at 8:14

You can use the tutorial provided by GNOME here which teaches you everything about icon themes.

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  • Suede had all its category folders within a "scalable" folder. I tried putting them in the same folder as the index.theme and edited it's directory list accordingly. There was no effect. I also tried removing the gnome "filesystem" directory references within the index file. Still no fix. – Hildigerr Aug 24 '12 at 10:47
  • You'll have to update the index.theme file. See the updated answer. – green Aug 24 '12 at 10:51
  • I did. That is what I meant by "edited it's directory list accordingly." I also updated each bracketed directory listing. – Hildigerr Aug 26 '12 at 4:50
  • I'll try it in Lubuntu and get back to you. – green Aug 26 '12 at 7:43
  • updated the answer. – green Aug 26 '12 at 9:43

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