Install the Nimbus theme on Centos6/RHEL6

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CentOS 6 is great OS for desktop use but the default Gnome installation doesn’t look so good and the available themes are not of much help. I find the Nimbus engine (the old OpenSolaris GTK theme) to be a great choice to revive the old Gnome 2.

The easiest way to install it on Centos 6 / Scientific Linux 6 / Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and / or Oracle Linux 6 is by use of the RPMForge repository which is compatible with all RHEL clones.

yum install
yum install gtk-nimbus-engine


After the installation you can easily enable it through System –> Preferences –> Appearance.


  1. Posted by Wes W

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