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Re: KDE4.4 desktop customization for multiple users.

On Sat, 2011-07-30 at 14:14 +0200, Hans-J. Ullrich wrote:
> Am Samstag, 30. Juli 2011 schrieb Sthu Deus:
> > Thank You for Your time and answer, Hans:
> > >Create a default user and configure it to your needs. Then copy
> > >everything of your settings to /etc/skel. When a new user is created,
> > >everything from /etc/skel will be transferred to the new user profile.
> > 
> > So I have done and found a problem w/ several links to /tmp dir
> > having the username in its linking
> > 
> > and
> > 
> > some session information that is
> > stored in a dir. and files of user KDE config.s.
> > 
> > What to do w/ this?
> Hmm, I never tested this, but when yoiu create a new user, all files from 
> /etc/skel should be transferred to the new user's /home. Of course all fils 
> must be owned by the user. At first login there are indeed some files created in 
> /tmp. Reboot is clearing this stuff, but a script should do it as well.
> Please do not just simply copy the files to of the "master"-user to /etc/skel, 
> I suggest to use rsync for that. With rsync you are also able to transfer 
> symlinks. 
> You can also try another way: Create a default user and configure it to yoiur 
> needs. Then tar the /home of this user and after creating the new users you 
> can untar the files in his /home and change owner by a script. This way you 
> have also the advantage, to create very personal profiles.
I think that's the hard way.  Using KIOSK is probably easier and more
consistent (e.g., KDE does not normally read all the bash profile/rc
scripts).  Alas, I'm flat out today through Monday so I don't think I'll
have time to answer the previous question about how we do it until some
time next week - John

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