If you’re running a lightweight window manager then chances are you might also be interested in using a lightweight desktop manager as well.

x11-misc/slim is a super light desktop manager for running whatever WM you decide to go with, in my case evilwm. It comes with a variety of themes (available in package form via x11-themes/slim-themes) which are very nice.

Behold my Evangelion based theme, Nerv! Sexify your slim today!

Nerv Theme

To install and use the theme download and untar. You should have the directory nerv/ with three files. Move this directory into the themes directory (generally /usr/share/slim/themes). Now edit your /etc/slim.conf file and edit the following line:

current_theme nerv


nerv theme screen