Re: global config

Hi there,

I roughly had the same problem but then on Solaris. And this is what I did :

For the desktop I adjusted some stuff in the directory gnome/lib/mc
Mine is in /opt/gnome/lib/mc but yours is most likely going to be in /usr/gnome/lib/mc

For the panel, I created a panel like I want it for a user and copied that over to the .skel directory. And the same for any other settings. Look in the .gnome directory (in your home directory) for the files which contain the information.

I then adjusted my Xinitrc.gnome script to check if the .gnome directory exists in the user's home directory and if not I copy it over.

Hope this helps.

From: Lemmit Toomet <lemmit kaplinski com>
To: <gnome-list gnome org>
Subject: global config
Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2001 13:53:58 -0200 (GMT+2)


I am sorry if this is FAQ, links welcome.

I am trying to find a way to give Gnome a sensible set of default config
files. Like background, xalf config and so on. So far I have had
absolutely no luck. The only thing I have discovered is the
default.session and I was wondering whether i should include a small
script in there that just copies some file to the ~/.gnome/ directory. But
there has to be a cleaner way?

The reason is that I am setting up some X-Terminals for ~300
students who've probably never seen Linux and I want to make it as painless as I can.

The best,


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