[Bug 18451] Re: Administrator mode should adapt to QT theme

Anthony Mercatante tonio at ubuntu.com
Thu Aug 31 06:52:43 UTC 2006

Basically, the kubuntu-default-settings are applying to any user,
including root, as long as personnal settings are not set for that
particular user too.

The settings are read and merged between the different config files in that order with that priority :
home folder > kds folder > /usr/share/apps/

As long as you customise either your account or the root one, there is
not way to keep the parameters sync except copying ~/.kde too /root.

If you want to get that syncronized, what you can do is a script in
/etc/init.d/rcS.d that copies /home/youruser/.kde and /home/youruser/.qt
to /root.

There is no other way to make it automatic for us, basically because a
system can have more than one user and it doesn't make sense synching
the settings between all of them.

Secondly, the thing that makes kdesu doesn't use the gtk-qt-engines
plugin is that the only way to get this confiured is with the first
login, via the startkde script.

Sudo is using the user profile while kdesu is using the root one, and
because there is no way to login as root by default, there is no way to
get that gtk-qt-engine thing configured except copying from a configured

I'm affraid there is no way to get that working as you all except,
because touching too widely to kdesu implies security issues etc...
although I admit that would be nice in that specific case :)

I don't have another option than to reject this, with the hope that
maybe kde4 will deal with profiles differently.

** Changed in: kdebase (Ubuntu)
       Status: Unconfirmed => Rejected

Administrator mode should adapt to QT theme

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