I downloaded GnomishDark every since I applied the theme Ubuntu 12.10 hasn't been the same. I reverted to a pre-loaded theme but I think some of the dependency GnomishDark applied may be the problem.

However, whenever I go to uninstall it with sudo apt-get remove GnomishDark I am getting this: E: unable to locate package GnomishDark.

If I do cd /usr/share/themes and then ls, the theme is present and listed as GnomishDark.

Am I doing something wrong?

  • Couple of points 1, to find out what "dependency GnomishDark applied", you could explain where you got this theme from. Then someome could provide more specific advice. 2, what you are seeing is quite odd. How are you reverting "to a pre-loaded theme"? Which OS, DE, and means of changing themes are you using? – user25656 Mar 21 '13 at 0:37

That is normal, because GnomishDark is not a package that can be removed with the apt-get command.

When you install a theme, you are just putting the files into the appropriate folder. So all you need to do is remove the GnomishDark folder (and its subfolders). You can do this as described below:

  • If you have the theme in the /usr/share/themes directory, enter:

    sudo rm -r /usr/share/themes/NAME_OF_THEME_FOLDER

  • If you have the theme in the ~/.themes directory, enter:

    sudo rm -r ~/.themes/NAME_OF_THEME_FOLDER

-r is for recursive and tells rm to remove the parent folder as well as subfolders.

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    You have given the correct procedure for removing the theme but it's possible that OP also has it in ~/.themes. If that is the case, it can be removed from there too. – user25656 Mar 21 '13 at 0:33
  • I just did a clean install to resolve the problems. – dustin Mar 21 '13 at 1:23
  • @dustin A clean installation of what software? The OS or what? Have you tried my method? – Lucio Mar 21 '13 at 19:51

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