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Re: Copy all desktop settings for a new user

On Sat, 2003-12-13 at 04:41, Philipp Schulte wrote:
> Hello,
> lets say I have a few users (not all of them with prior GNU/Linux
> experiance) and I want to setup a common profile for their accounts.
> By profile I mean things like desktop-icons, desktop-theme, menues,
> MUA-settings, browser-settings, printer ...

Hi, Phil. Here are some starters:

desktop icons: kde and gnome(>=2.4) both use ~/Desktop as the desktop.
Drop the appropriate files in /etc/skel/Desktop to handle those icons

Openoffice: the /usr/bin/openoffice scripts use the settings in
/etc/openoffice/ to create new oo profiles. Not sure what you want to
set there, but that's where you should start looking.

GTK theme: create a /etc/skel/.gtkrc that contains the line "include
/usr/share/themes/xxxx/gtk-2.0/gtkrc" where xxxx=the theme you want to

gnome defaults: most gnome apps use gconf (duck, Karsten's reading this
thread :-). You'll probably want to read the gnome admin guide for info
on setting default gconf values, especially this part:

That's about all I can help you with specifically. You're likely to have
to deal with each application (or set of applications) in its own
special way.

Mark Roach

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