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How to install emerald in Ubuntu 12.04?

by | 6 February 2014 | Linux | 0 comments

Last five or six times I installed Ubuntu I noticed that Emerald Theme Manager didn’t work at all or didn’t work properly. I started reading internet to find solution and I found out that the best method is compile the source code. So in order install Emerald in Ubuntu 12.04 follow these instructions:

1. Install packages in terminal:

sudo apt-get install git autoconf libtool libwnck1.0-cil-dev libwnck-dev intltool libdecoration0-dev gawk

2. Download the emerald (here you have copy of this file).

3. Install the emerald in terminal. When you downloaded emerald-0.9.5.tar.gz to the “Downloads” folder, go there:

cd Downloads
cd emerald-*
./autogen.sh
make clean
make distclean
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
sudo make install

4. Type in terminal

emerald --replace

to run emerald. If you want automatic start emerald in your Ubuntu go to ccsm (CompizConfig Settings Manager) find section “Window Decoration” and in the “Command” field type:

emerlad --replace

. CCSM Window Decoration

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