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Old 10-20-2004, 06:17 PM   #1
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Linux Desktop Configuration Question -

I am currently running Red Hat 9.0 using Gnome. I have setup my system as the root user. I was notified that for security reasons it is generally not a good idea to perform normal functions (web browsing, email, applications, etc...) while logged in as the root user.
I have created another account on my system which I wish to use but want to use the same desktop configuration that I customized under Gnome for this user. Is there a way for this new account to adopt the same desktop configuration under Gnome that I made for the root user?

Thanks in advance for any help anyone could extend.
Old 10-20-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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i don't think so, was it hard to configure? if not what is the problem?
Old 10-22-2004, 12:38 AM   #3
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No problem, just lazy

There really is no problem, and if I have to configure the whole desktop over, then I guess I will. Windows has an option somewhere in the control panel stating that a user can adopt the administrator's desktop configuration.

My guess is that one of the files in my Gnome directory contains the desktop configuration for the root user. If I can rename it and copy it to my second user's proper directory, then maybe it could work.

While I know that this Windows fact probably causes security issues, I was just wondering if there was a way. If anyone knows, it would be helpful.

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As root,

cp ~/.gnome* /home/user/
(you might look at other .g* directories)

chown -R user:user /home/user/.gnome*


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