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How To Install Faenza Icons On Ubuntu 12.04

The Faenza icon theme for Gnome provides monochromatic icons for panels, toolbars and buttons and colourful squared icons for devices, applications, folder, files and Gnome menu items. Four themes are included to fit with light or dark themes/panels.

To add the PPA and install the Faenza icons open a terminal window (press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy+paste the following lines:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

When installed you can close the terminal window and to change the icons press the SuperKey and type: advanced settings. Then click on Theme and change the Icon theme to Faenza.

If you don’t have the gnome tweak tool (advanced settings) installed, open a terminal window and copy+paste the following line:

sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool

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Richard Vella
Richard Vella
11 years ago

There’s a missing step (step 2) :

1. sudo add-apt-repository ppa:tiheum/equinox
2. sudo apt-get update
3. sudo apt-get install faenza-icon-theme

11 years ago

This doesn’t work under Gnome-Shell in Ubuntu 12.04. I’ve tried switching to the icon theme and even restart Gnome-Shell and also logged on and off. Nothing changes.

11 years ago

Sorry for the late reply. I never tested this on Gnome because i only use Ubuntu.

11 years ago

I tried the first two codes and it worked but the third code did not work. It gave me the following feedback in the terminal ” E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11: Resource temporarily unavailable)
E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it? ”
Please help me with a code to install the faenza icons.