Default User Profiles for GNOME

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Mon Nov 5 21:29:15 UTC 2007

On Mon, 2007-11-05 at 12:58 -0800, Bill Moseley wrote:
> Is /etc/skel not used for creating new users?

I think it is, generally

> I just created a user, logged in as that user, updated a few settings
> and removed a number of menu items.
> I then copied .gconf and .gconfd to /etc/skel.  But, when I later
> created a new user the changes were not included.

I don't know if that's the reason that these files weren't copied
from /skel, but I don't think it works to simply copy gconf settings, as
they contain user-specific parts (directories, etc.)

> How do I create a skeleton user that will be used when creating new
> users?

Install Sabayon:

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