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salah-ad-din 07-13-2006 09:52 AM

Make all settings in root apply to regular user?
I was slippin and set up my mom's computer in the root account. The screensaver, the themes, the background, everything I want her to have. Is there a way I can apply all those settings to a regular user account without having to have her run in root which I know not to do? Or do I have to go back and do it all over again for her account too? Please say there is a way cause I set up a custom screensaver with like 50 pictures on it.

bulliver 07-13-2006 03:13 PM

Which desktop are you using here?

It may be as simple as copying /root/.kde/ to ~/<your mom>/.kde/

if for instance you use kde. Flux would be the same (except you would copy .fluxbox/). Not sure about gnome.

KimVette 07-13-2006 09:11 PM

If you want to deploy them to all (new) accounts copy them to /etc/skel

salah-ad-din 07-13-2006 09:12 PM

Thank you for reply, I put PClinux OS on this box. So do I copy this kde file as you had said with PCLinux OS? My bad I thought about the fact that I should have stated which distro after I posted, won't make this mistake again. I am editing this post, I do not have /root/kde, I do have /etc/skel. There is photos, tmp, shared, and desktop, I do not see in any of these my themes/wallpapers, or other customizations. Also I have tried figuring out a way myself but once I boot into a regular user account how would I access root folders, or do I just copy and paste these folders once you tell me what they are to this regular user account while still in root?

bulliver 07-13-2006 11:32 PM

It is not /root/kde, it is /root/.kde/ (note the period) and it is not a file, it is a directory.
And this will only work if you are in fact using KDE, as I was just taking a guess.

Another note, you will of course need to change ownership of whatever you end up copying to the appropriate user.

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