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I am making a Gentoo stage that includes KDE 3.5.9 and I would like to set a certain look for all the default user's desktop.

How do you set system-wide settings like that?


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You could just edit /etc/kde3/ to include the needed settings. There should be a config file there for most applications. Alternately you could use Kiosk and nominate to allow them to make changes.


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bcooksley wrote:You could just edit /etc/kde3/ to include the needed settings. There should be a config file there for most applications. Alternately you could use Kiosk and nominate to allow them to make changes.


That directory does not exist.


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Does /etc/kde3rc exist? If it does, try using profileDirsPrefix. note that the directory specified might not exist unless you have installed + run Kiosk.


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bcooksley wrote:Does /etc/kde3rc exist? If it does, try using profileDirsPrefix. note that the directory specified might not exist unless you have installed + run Kiosk.


No directories for kde seem to exist at all in the /etc dir.


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Did you install KDE 3 to a certain prefix? If so, try searching under there. ( $KDEDIR/etc/ )


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bcooksley wrote:Did you install KDE 3 to a certain prefix? If so, try searching under there. ( $KDEDIR/etc/ )


I installed KDE 3.5.9 on gentoo via: emerge kde-meta (which gives all packages for KDE)

Can you elaborate on this $KDEDIR? Right now there are no users but root made on the stage. Root has a kdesktoprc file at:

/root/.kde3.5/share/config/kdektoprc

That is the only kdektoprc file on the system. Would making an /etc/kde/ directory and putting that file in it work?


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Also try looking in /usr/kde//share/config or /usr/share/kde3/config or /usr/share/kde/config


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bcooksley wrote:Also try looking in /usr/kde//share/config or /usr/share/kde3/config or /usr/share/kde/config


This is what is in /usr/kde/3.5/share/config:

localhost stage4 # cd /usr/kde/3.5/share/config
localhost config # ls
colors kdebugrc klettresrc ksircrc kxkb_groups
compizrc kdeprintrc klipperrc ksslcalist language.codes
ipv6blacklist kdesktop_custom_menu1 kmail.antispamrc kstarsrc libkleopatrarc
katefiletyperc kdesktop_custom_menu2 kmail.antivirusrc ktalkdrc magic
katerc kdm konqsidebartng.rc kthemestylerc translaterc
katesyntaxhighlightingrc khangmanrc kshorturifilterrc kvoctrainrc ui
kdebug.areas khotnewstuffrc ksim_panelextensionrc kwordquizrc
localhost config #[hr]
I just tried the kiosk too but I created a new userid and logged on and it gave me the setup wizard. I quit the wizard and the desktop is still the default desktop.

Last edited by everest on Wed Dec 24, 2008 5:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.


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So in Kiosk you created a profile, applied some settings to a profile, and placed the new user in that profile? It will not work unless the profile is applied to the user concerned.


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