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Old 03-08-2008, 09:48 PM   #1
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kde user directory changing

I use many kde apps under fluxbox ( kpdf, digiKam, etc ) and I cannot find where to change the directory that it saves under. By default it uses /tmp/kde-{username} and I would like to change this to something else.

I tried googling and im no kde expert so I was hoping someone could fill me in. If neccesary I might be able to fix up some stuff and load full kde to do it, but i was hoping it was in a config file somewhere.
Old 03-09-2008, 06:28 PM   #2
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I don't use KDE (or kdm, for that matter) either, but maybe the stuff
in /etc/kde is what you're looking for?

$ grep -ri '/tmp' /etc/kde/*
/etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc:# Default is "/tmp"
/etc/kde/kdm/README:/tmp/package-kdebase/usr/share/config/kdm; this config won't be workable until
/etc/kde/kdm/ Default is "/tmp"
/etc/kde/kdm/Xsession.orig:    xsess_tmp=`mktemp /tmp/xsess-env-XXXXXX`

Old 03-10-2008, 12:32 AM   #3
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I dont use kdm either, but I grepped for tmp under /usr/kde which is where gentoo keeps all the kde stuff and didnt find anything
Old 03-10-2008, 12:39 AM   #4
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my friend figured it out ...

under ~/.kde is a bunch of symlinks that point to the dirs kde uses to write its tmp files so i changed those and restarted my kde apps and its working


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