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Old 01-20-2005, 04:13 PM   #1
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hello, fellow linux people.
I was wonder if there was a way to share the same configuration of a desktop with all user's.
(so all users have the same icons)
(to save time on configuring time)

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Old 01-20-2005, 04:15 PM   #2
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sorry!
I was wondering if this could be moved to "Linux General" ty

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Old 01-20-2005, 05:49 PM   #3
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Here's how I do it. First, I set up a user to have the desktop look and feel that I want.
Then I make a temple for all new users to have that desktop when they are created ...
Note: Remove any parts that you don't want new users to have in common, like thunderbird.

Code:
rm -rf /etc/skel
mkdir /etc/skel
rsync -av --exclude='.thunderbird' /home/fred/ /etc/skel

or

rm -rf /etc/skel
mkdir /etc/skel
cp -R /home/fred/\. /etc/skel
rm -rf /etc/skel/.thunderbird
When the new user first logs in , there may be a message about running as the other user. It also says that if you click on ignore that won't be an issue anymore. So, click on ignore and the message doesn't pop up anymore and the new user now has a desktop just like the first one.

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Old 01-20-2005, 06:11 PM   #4
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Hey homey.
I tried the code you posted. Wow it worked well. I did get 4 errors that popped up, but when i clicked ignore they went away and have not returned.
TY for your help.
 
Old 01-20-2005, 06:16 PM   #5
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You're welcome
 
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Moved to Linux-General. In future, if you wish for a thread to be moved, click the "Report this post to a moderator" link and put your request in there - with so many posts on LQ, asking inside a thread means we don't see your request.
 
  


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