I've looked in many places and still can't find exactly what I'm
looking for. I'm finally at the point where I'm ready to create my
default user's profile for KDE. Doing as I did before in KDE3.5
doesn't work very well at all. I know that Jman has done this and I
was hoping he could share what is being done.
What I've done so far is create a "temp" user and create that user's
profile the way that it needs to be as the default. I then (as root)
copied the entire contents of the "temp" profile to /etc/skel and
changed the permissions/ownership except for the /home/temp/.kde4
contents. In this folder I greped any user specific data and TRIED to
use a macro/variable for the user's home, such as "$HOME or
"~"...neither seem to work. So although most of the profile looks ok
some of the user specifics are pointing at the "temp " user and not
the current user. I managed to fix some user specific items. For
example the menu's (kickoff) Computer category has a place named
"Home" it it actually is the recently created user's Home...how ever
there is a panel icon for home as well and that's still points to the
"temp" user's home instead of the current user.
I think the whole problem stems around the fact that KDE wants to
place (and overwrite) the existing /etc/skel.kde4 configuration
directory. Is there a way (maybe in the init files) to disable KDE
taking a copy of the config files (from /usr/share/config) and moving
it to the new users profile/home when a new user is created?
I've looked on kde with different search terms but really can't seem
to find exactly what I need.
I've also looked at my notes from KDE.3.5 with dolphin as our file
manager but things have changed so much that it's almost useless.