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Here is how to install a dark theme with a unified look from GTK3 apps to GTK2 apps:

  1. Download AdwaitaDark from
  2. Extract the archive
  3. Go to Adwaita Dark/gtk-2.0 and edit gtkrc file. Replace the first line with the following to modify the color scheme for GTK2 apps :
    gtk-color-scheme = "base_color:#4F524F\nfg_color:#eeeeec\ntooltip_fg_color:#eeeeee\nselected_bg_color:#3465a4\nselected_fg_color:#eeeeec\ntext_color:#EEEEEC\nbg_color:#363B3B\ntooltip_bg_color:#000000"
  4. Go to Adwaita Dark/gtk-3.0 and edit gnome-applications.css. Replace this lines:
    .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {
    color: @theme_bg_color;
    text-shadow: 1 1 black;

    by this ones:

    .nautilus-desktop.nautilus-canvas-item {
    color: @theme_text_color;
    text-shadow: 1 1 black;
  5. Copy Adwaita Dark folder to /usr/share/themes:
    $ gksudo nautilus /usr/share/themes
  6. Use gnome-tweak-tool to change Window Theme


  1. Checkout git repository:
    $ git clone
  2. Select specific version:
    $ git checkout 3.0
  3. Prepare Makefiles:
    $ cmake .
  4. Make binaries:
    $ make
  5. Install dolphin:
    $ make install
    $ checkinstall

Now find some game and enjoy!

Sources: Dolphin GoogleCode page

$ sudo apt-get install apt-xapian-index
$ sudo apt-get install apt aptitude synaptic --reinstall

Then wait a minute…

Source: here

Change Theme

  1. Find a wallpaper, like the one here.
  2. Copy it under /usr/share/backgrounds/:
    $ sudo mkdir /usr/share/backgrounds/debian
    $ sudo cp wallpaper.svg /usr/share/backgrounds/debian
  3. Edit GDM3 configuration:
    $ sudo cp /etc/gdm3/greeter.gconf-defaults /usr/share/gdm/greeter-config/99_personal
    $ gksudo gedit /usr/share/gdm/greeter-config/99_personal

    After ‘/desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename’, set the path to your wallpaper.
    After ‘/desktop/gnome/background/picture_options’, set ‘center’.
    It is also possible to modify the GTK and/or icon themes used.
    One can also add an icon with the option ‘/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name’
  4. Validate the configuration:
    $ sudo dpkg-reconfigure gdm3
  5. Restart Gnome session

Automatic user connection

  1. Edit daemon.conf:
    $ sudo gedit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf
  2. In section [daemon], put the following options:

    with USER a valid user login

Sources: See here, here and here.


A probably better way to do this (thanks to nekuy and lmdeman) :

  1. Add this line to your apt repositories :
    deb sid main
  2. Add the following code to your /etc/apt/preferences file to activate apt-pinning:
    Package: *
    Pin: origin
    Pin-Priority: 200

    Package: wine
    Pin: origin
    Pin-Priority: 800

  3. $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install frickelplatz-archive-keyring frickelplatz-keyring frickelplatz-keyrings
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install wine

To install PlayOnLinux:

  1. $ wget -q "" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
    $ sudo wget -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
    $ sudo apt-get update
    $ sudo apt-get install playonlinux



  1. Get the architecture:
    $ ARCH=`uname -m | sed -e s/x86_64/amd64/ -e s/i.86/i386/`
  2. Download the packages corresponding to this arch:
    $ wget -r -A "*_$ARCH.deb"
  3. Intall packages:
    $ sudo dpkg -i*.deb
  4. Install dependencies:
    $ sudo apt-get install -f
  5. Delete packages from the HD:
    $ rm -rf

To uninstall a software:
$ wine uninstaller