Make nicer Rivendell (or Qt application) under Gnome

If you’re using Rivendell under a Gnome environment (like me), the Qt interfaces look like this :

If Clearlooks looks good for you, you can setup Qt to use Klearlooks. As you don’t have the KDE environment, this setup is manual but very easy :

Install needed packages :

sudo apt-get install kde-style-qtcurve gtk2-engines-qtcurve

Install this very minimal qtrc file into your ~/.qt directory

Restart rdairplay

Enjoy :

7 thoughts on “Make nicer Rivendell (or Qt application) under Gnome

  1. Luigino Bracci Roa

    Hi,

    In Debian lenny it is needed to edit the qtrc and change the line “style=qtc_klearlooks”, replacing it with “style=qtcurve”, “style=plastik” or “style=keramik” (without the quotes).

  2. Luigino Bracci Roa

    Hi again,

    In Ubuntu Jaunty, just installing k3b (the burning CD software) you get the kde3 libraries needed for having a great qtcurve look.

    In Ubuntu Karmic, I found some help in wiki.kubuntu.org/Kubuntu/Kde3/Jaunty

    In short, add this repositories in /etc/apt/sources.list
    # For Karmic:
    deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/kde3-maintainers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main
    deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/kde3-maintainers/ppa/ubuntu karmic main

    Add the GPG signing key:
    wget http://apt.pearsoncomputing.net/public.gpg -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

    Run “sudo apt-get update”

    Do NOT install kubuntu-desktop-kde3; this will install about 260 MB in unneeded packages. Just use apt-get to install kde-style-qtcurve-kde3 and gtk2-engines-qtcurve, this install the needed packages. Then, in the ~.qt/qtrc file, change the libraryPath line to:

    libraryPath=/opt/kde3/lib/kde3/plugins/styles:/opt/kde3/lib/kde3/plugins:/opt/kde3/lib/kde3:/usr/bin

    Good luck!

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