Solved How to install icons for MATE Desktop Environment?

I have two systems. One runs Debian and one runs FreeBSD. Both of them use mate.

The Debian system provides many icons, but FreeBSD only show me a few choices.

So, how to install icons myself?
 

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You can save them in ~/.icons/. I have a couple I like:
Code:
dice@molly:~ % ll .icons/
total 5
drwxr-xr-x   4 dice  dice   9 Jun 28  2013 AwOken
drwxr-xr-x   4 dice  dice   7 Jun 28  2013 AwOkenDark
drwxr-xr-x  10 dice  dice  11 Jun 28  2013 Faenza-Dark
 
If you install from ports/packages icons typically go in /usr/local/share/icons and themes in /usr/local/share/themes. Some of the icon files are incomplete. audio/gvolwheel has the ability to change the tray icons as needed for contrast. The default install uses gnome icons and the needed icons are missing in the FreeBSD port. I just copied the icons over from my Debian system. Lastly, before I get criticized, I did email the port maintainer but never had a reply or saw a fix.
 
You can save them in ~/.icons/. I have a couple I like:
Code:
dice@molly:~ % ll .icons/
total 5
drwxr-xr-x   4 dice  dice   9 Jun 28  2013 AwOken
drwxr-xr-x   4 dice  dice   7 Jun 28  2013 AwOkenDark
drwxr-xr-x  10 dice  dice  11 Jun 28  2013 Faenza-Dark

Thanks, it works.
 
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Yes, I got the from FreeBSD. The following is from Debian.
I still don't know which themes you're missing exactly. There are a bunch of packages for icon themes:
Code:
adwaita-icon-theme-3.18.0      GNOME Symbolic Icons
gnome-icon-theme-3.12.0_1      Collection of icons for the GNOME desktop
gnome-icon-theme-extras-3.12.0 Additional collection of icons for the GNOME desktop
gnome-icon-theme-symbolic-3.12.0 GNOME Symbolic Icons
hicolor-icon-theme-0.15        High-color icon theme shell from the FreeDesktop project
lxde-icon-theme-0.5.1          LXDE Icon Theme
mate-icon-theme-1.12.0         Collection of icons for the MATE desktop
mate-icon-theme-faenza-1.12.0  Collection of Faenza and Faience icons for the MATE desktop
gnome-icons-dropline-neu-0.6   Dropline Neu Icons for Gnome
gnome-icons-dropline-nou-090208 Dropline Nou Icons for Gnome
gnome-icons-elementary-3.2.2   Elementary icon set
gnome-icons-faenza-1.3         Faenza GNOME 2 icon themes
gnome-icons-gion-0.1.2         Gion Icons for Gnome
gnome-icons-jini-0.8           Jini Icons for Gnome
mate-themes-1.12.2_1           Collection of themes and icons for MATE
gnome-themes-2.32.1_1          Collection of themes and icons for GNOME2
gnome-themes-extras-2.22.0_9   More themes for the GNOME 2 desktop environment
gnome-themes-standard-3.18.0   Standard themes for GNOME
Missing icon themes can be packaged and I might even do this. But you'd need to tell me which ones.
 
I still don't know which themes you're missing exactly. There are a bunch of packages for icon themes:
Code:
adwaita-icon-theme-3.18.0      GNOME Symbolic Icons
gnome-icon-theme-3.12.0_1      Collection of icons for the GNOME desktop
gnome-icon-theme-extras-3.12.0 Additional collection of icons for the GNOME desktop
gnome-icon-theme-symbolic-3.12.0 GNOME Symbolic Icons
hicolor-icon-theme-0.15        High-color icon theme shell from the FreeDesktop project
lxde-icon-theme-0.5.1          LXDE Icon Theme
mate-icon-theme-1.12.0         Collection of icons for the MATE desktop
mate-icon-theme-faenza-1.12.0  Collection of Faenza and Faience icons for the MATE desktop
gnome-icons-dropline-neu-0.6   Dropline Neu Icons for Gnome
gnome-icons-dropline-nou-090208 Dropline Nou Icons for Gnome
gnome-icons-elementary-3.2.2   Elementary icon set
gnome-icons-faenza-1.3         Faenza GNOME 2 icon themes
gnome-icons-gion-0.1.2         Gion Icons for Gnome
gnome-icons-jini-0.8           Jini Icons for Gnome
mate-themes-1.12.2_1           Collection of themes and icons for MATE
gnome-themes-2.32.1_1          Collection of themes and icons for GNOME2
gnome-themes-extras-2.22.0_9   More themes for the GNOME 2 desktop environment
gnome-themes-standard-3.18.0   Standard themes for GNOME
Missing icon themes can be packaged and I might even do this. But you'd need to tell me which ones.

I copied "Fog" from Debian and put it into .icons, and it works. :D
 
If you install from ports/packages icons typically go in /usr/local/share/icons and themes in /usr/local/share/themes. Some of the icon files are incomplete. audio/gvolwheel has the ability to change the tray icons as needed for contrast. The default install uses gnome icons and the needed icons are missing in the FreeBSD port. I just copied the icons over from my Debian system. Lastly, before I get criticized, I did email the port maintainer but never had a reply or saw a fix.

I copied "Fog" from Debian and put it into .icons, and it works. :D
 
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