Gnome is a problem for OEMs

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at
Tue Apr 11 16:06:15 UTC 2006

On Tue, 2006-04-11 at 16:56 +0100, Daniel Carrera wrote:
> I've spent all afternoon trying to figure out how I, as an OEM, can 
> configure Gnome before giving it to a user. I just want to change some 
> icons on the panel and maybe a menu entry.
> After exhaustive search, I can only conclude that there is no way to do 
> this. You are stuck with what the Gnome developers think everyone in the 
> world needs. 

I don't know if that would work, but the defaults used for new users
might be simply whatever root uses.
So maybe you can try setting up a root account, log into Gnome as root,
do whatever changes you need, then disable the root account, and perhaps
all subsequent users will use this settings ?

Should take 5 minutes to try, so can't hurt until you get better/more
informed replies ;-)


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