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Re: Setting up a non standard environment



	For GNOME you can have a look at gconftool I use it together with
a backup of .gconf/ for target user in order to restore settings.

	You can also assign shortcuts to default buttons.

	If you want to learn what to tweak, use gconf-editor to check what
you can find there, and use the paths you see to tweak your settings.

	Regards
	Pablo



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On Thu, 22 May 2008, Matthew Milliss wrote:

> Thanks for the quick reply Klaus. I'm currently using the %post section
> to install various applications and config settings, but my problem here
> is that I don't know which files to edit to make the changes to the
> gnome panel/launchers. I'm currently performing this step manually on
> every install. I guess this is more a question for gnome rather than the
> kickstart list.
>
> Cheers
> Matt
>
> Klaus Steden wrote:
> >
> > Hi Matt,
> >
> > If I understand you correctly, what you would have to do would be to
> > edit the various desktop (i.e. GNOME or KDE) setup and control
> > scripts. There are a couple of possible approaches to this problem,
> > but the details will vary, so I won’t attempt to explain those since I
> > don’t know your environment. Regardless of the details, though, you
> > can simply add this to the ‘%post’ section of your Kickstart file.
> > This part gets executed immediately after all software installs have
> > been completed, and the system is otherwise ready to go. You could try
> > one or all of the following, depending on what works best for you:
> >
> >    1. Include diff’s or script instructions in %post to make the edits
> >       needed to the files you want to change.
> >    2. Write pre-baked versions of the file(s) you want tweaked and
> >       store them on a local server, to be fetched via ‘wget’ or
> >       similar during %post and saved to the appropriate locations on
> >       the newly-installed OS.
> >    3. Use a tool like ‘cfengine’ or ‘puppet’ to apply a more
> >       systematic strategy to this kind of change management
> >
> >
> > I’ve applied all three strategies in various ways over the years, and
> > they all have their respective merits and flaws. #3 is particularly
> > useful if you want to easily handle ongoing change management tasks on
> > a regular basis, in addition to pre-configuring new systems.
> >
> > As far as the changes necessary to add launchers and change file
> > browser behaviour, I wouldn’t be able to explain it quickly over
> > email, and the details will vary depending on the desktop system
> > (GNOME vs. KDE vs. vanilla X11) you’re using, so you’d have to consult
> > the respective documentation. Regardless, if you can make these
> > changes on a running system using a simple text editor and a command
> > line, you can easily apply the same process in the %post section of a
> > Kickstart configuration file.
> >
> > hth,
> > Klaus
> >
> > On 5/21/08 3:51 PM, "Matt Milliss" <matt_milliss yahoo com>did etch on
> > stone tablets:
> >
> >     I'm using a kickstart script to install fedora 8 with gnome on all
> >     desktops in my organisation. There are 2 things I would like to
> >     automatically setup but don't quite know how. We have many
> >     applications and I would like to add launchers to the top panel
> >     for these applications, at the moment I do this manually but would
> >     like to find out if there is a way to have this happen
> >     automatically, possibly using skel or something similar. I'd also
> >     like to change the default behaviour of the file browser
> >     (nautilus?) without having to manually perform the steps for every
> >     install. Is there a way that this can be done? Any help would be
> >     greatly appreciated as it would save me lots of time.
> >
> >     Cheers
> >     Matt
> >
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