I made this nice custom KDE setup on Arch Linux with customised settings like desktop background, panel settings, kwin settings, etc. I heard that if you copy all the hidden files from your /home/"dummy user"/ to /etc/skel it would copy my settings exactly the way they are from "dummy user" to all newly created users created after this procedure.

I got what I wanted, which is copying my desktop interface to all newly created users on the system. But it keeps giving me all these password windows saying I need permission from "dummy user" to use certain files and apps like Nepomuk. How do I get these prompts to go away so the next user I make doesn't see them? What files do I stay away from to avoid hitting user specific data?


Seems to me some configurations have absolute paths to your dummy user's home, you might need to change that to get rid of those password windows.

find /home/nextuser/.kde* -type f \
     -exec sed -i -e "s:/home/dummyuser:/home/nextuser:" {} +
  • what does this comand do? – nick Jul 30 '12 at 1:44
  • It replaces the string "/home/dummyuser" by "/home/nextuser" where nextuser is your new user where the kde config has been copied. – tripledes Jul 30 '12 at 19:01
  • so do i run this before i log in to the new user for the first time or after i log in because if it is after i log in it is pointless. – nick Jul 30 '12 at 22:37
  • I'd run it before. – tripledes Jul 30 '12 at 22:44

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