Solution for OEMs/Gnome

Daniel Carrera daniel.carrera at
Wed Apr 12 12:13:00 UTC 2006

Stanislav Brabec wrote:
> If you will start gconf-editor as a root, you are able to change all
> these settings for all users. It's easy and intuitive to define here
> most aspects of GNOME (well, except default panel, which is extremely
> unintuitive here).

But the things I want to define are not on the gconf-editor. I want to 
put an icon on the panel.

> But configuration of default panel in gconf-editor is very, very
> unintuitive.
> Default panel is actually defined in
> $sysconfdir/gconf/schemas/panel-default-setup.entries. I am not sure,
> what is an intuitive way to change it.

I'm dumb today, I don't understand this. How exactly would I change the 
default panel configuration? Are you suggesting that I edit a config 
file by hand or that I use gconf-editor? On gconf-editor, under schemas, 
I don't see any entry for 'panel'.

> In general:
> Having a chance to configure important things for all users as a root
> without touching home directories is a reasonable feature. If you find
> interesting things not configurable, please fill a Bugzilla entry.

How do I do that though? I don't want to login to X as root, and 
gconf-editor doesn't seem to give me any options for adding an icon to 
the panel.

    /\/_/   A life? Sounds great!
    \/_/    Do you know where I could download one?

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