A piece of my mind

Installing Ubuntu Studio Theme

Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu. It’s built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. Because I don’t do audio, video and graphic editing or creation, so I didn’t install Ubuntu Studio. But from the screenshot, I really like the theme that is used by Ubuntu Studio. So I decide to install the theme into my Feisty Fawn.

1. Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and put this line:

deb http://archive.ubuntustudio.org/ubuntustudio feisty main

2. Get the gpg for that repo

$ wget http://archive.ubuntustudio.org/ubuntustudio.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add –

3. Run

$ sudo apt-get update

4. If you want to install all the themes that is used in Ubuntu Studio, including gdm theme, wallpapers, icon theme, session splashes and gtk theme use this

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-look

I didn’t installed gdm theme and session splashes so i did this:

$ sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-theme ubuntustudio-icon-theme ubuntustudio-wallpapers



Here I attached a file that contains deb packages for ubuntustudio-theme, ubuntustudio-icon-theme, ubuntustudio-wallpapers and gtk2-engines-murrine (required by ubuntustudio-theme). For you who use Dapper or Edgy or maybe who use 64bit can try that file to install Ubuntu Studio theme.

ubuntustudiotheme.tar.gz Downloads: 15598 times

For you running Edgy Eft please use this gtk2-engines-murrine_0.30.2-1_i386.deb than the one provided in the file above. Thanks to ragingmon!

UPDATE (16 January 2008):
If you are using Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) the packages is already in the repository, so you can skip step number 1-3


  1. Thu, 26 Jul 2007    

    @ Desp
    that widgets is from screenlets http://hendrik.kaju.pri.ee/screenlets/

  2. Sun, 26 Aug 2007    

    thanx! that ubuntustudio theme is really nice, but studio isn’t as good as traditional ubuntu :)

  3. alexandre marino alexandre marino
    Sun, 2 Sep 2007    

    hi, i’m having this problem.

    sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-look
    Reading package lists… Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information… Done
    Segmentation fault (core dumped)

    anyone knows how to solve it?

  4. steven steven
    Sun, 2 Sep 2007    

    i am new at this operating system and need help installing programs on it so plz email me at keekayste05@yahoo.com if u are willing to help a beginer

  5. eric eric
    Tue, 4 Sep 2007    

    why does this not work?
    i download the files and it says invalid file format

    i do it manually and it seems like the server is down

    what am i doing wrong?

  6. Tue, 4 Sep 2007    

    @ eric
    try to download it again. I have no problem downloading it from here.

  7. Looy Looy
    Sun, 9 Sep 2007    

    Sadly, it seems that the packages have been deleted. I get: ‘couldn’t find package ubuntustudio-look’

  8. Looy Looy
    Sun, 9 Sep 2007    

    NVM! Skipped a step ;).

    use these 2 commands if you get the same error:
    sudo su -c ‘echo deb http://archive.ubuntustudio.org/ubuntustudio feisty main >> /etc/apt/sources.list’
    wget -q http://archive.ubuntustudio.org/ubuntustudio.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add – && sudo apt-get update

  9. khir khir
    Sat, 22 Sep 2007    

    I like this themes :)

  10. Fri, 28 Sep 2007    

    wow.. it’s so cool
    i’ll try it at home
    thx for sharing…

    (sok-sok ikutan pake bahasa Inggris, biar gaya… haiyah.. *gubrak*) hehehe…

  11. Fri, 28 Sep 2007    

    wow.. it’s so cool…
    i will try it at home
    thx for sharing

    (ikutan pake bhs Inggris, biar gaya… haiyah… *gubrak*)

  12. Sat, 29 Sep 2007    

    Great guide and thanks. I wish to install ubuntu-studio for FRESH to have their multi-media codecs instantly.

    btw the fave-icon is like logo of ” obat gosok cap macan “.


  13. nsrmb0 nsrmb0
    Fri, 12 Oct 2007    

    Luvvly, worked a treat, thanks!

  14. Sun, 14 Oct 2007    

    Great post…

  15. Wed, 24 Oct 2007    

    Ndi….gw ud pake yg studio gibbon niiih…Tks buat post-nyah….:-D

  16. Lorenzo Lorenzo
    Sun, 11 Nov 2007    

    This theme is awesome, thx to belutz for this tuto, and links… I’m happy to try out this 1 on Dapper, but have an issue. The links bringing back “Can’t find the page you’ve requested” and Synaptic complains about “Can’t fetch packages info from…” What a heck can be? Anyway ‘ve downed the posted tarball. THX again.

  17. Manish Manish
    Mon, 12 Nov 2007    

    Awesome theme. I never though Gnome could look so cool. Thanks again.

  18. marinos35 marinos35
    Fri, 23 Nov 2007    

    Now the only step you need to do is 4. It worked with Gutsy.

    Ubuntu Studio-Feisty repos will close on 10/28/07

    With Ubuntu Studio-Gutsy our packages have moved into the Ubuntu proper repos. We encourage everyone to use those packages. We will be shutting down the repo mostly due to maintenance/bandwidth costs.

  19. Sat, 22 Dec 2007    

    greatful thanks /orignal

  20. Chud Chud
    Thu, 3 Jan 2008    

    I can’t seem to import the gpg key and therefore it won’t download the theme. It says there is “no valid openGPG data found” what should I do? Thanx


  21. kyme kyme
    Thu, 17 Jan 2008    

    after installing the theme i tried installing
    the Compiz Fusion on Ubuntu. could somebody
    help me the error, heres the error

    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    if you can help me, pls email me at

  22. Thu, 27 Mar 2008    

    hi thanks for this. i installed it via terminal and all went well. however my panels are not the same as the ones in your screenshot… whats going on with that?

    im on 7.10 gutsy gibbon btw, thanks!

  23. Thu, 27 Mar 2008    

    hi thanks for this. i installed it via terminal and all went well. however my panels are not the same as the ones in your screenshot… whats going on with that?

    im on 7.10 gutsy gibbon btw, thanks!

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  25. turbo turbo
    Sat, 1 Nov 2008    

    fine —its really great —-thanx da

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  31. blackgoat-bj blackgoat-bj
    Sun, 24 May 2009    

    the unbuntu studio themes seem not to be so good enough. I have tried kubuntu, it’s desktop was so moving, just like a Mac system.

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  33. J J
    Thu, 23 Jul 2009    

    Adding the repos is no longer needed. Just run the apt-get for the packages listed above.

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  36. Mon, 14 Dec 2009    

    Good Job,

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    Thu, 24 Mar 2011    

    thanks 4 the tibs…

  39. Mon, 11 Nov 2013    

    that ubuntustudio theme is really nice, but studio isn’t as good as traditional ubuntu :)

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