[K12OSN] "marketing" the K12LTSP desktop

Shahms King shahms at shahms.com
Thu Jun 9 14:36:00 UTC 2005

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Eric Harrison wrote:
| On Wed, 8 Jun 2005, Shahms King wrote:
|> I don't know about KDE, but changing the default GNOME background should
|> be pretty easy and can be done using gconftool-2 by applying a new
|> schema.  It should also be possible to write the value directly to the
|> "default source" if having multiple schemas applying to a single key
|> doesn't work well.
| Hmmm, that might do the trick. A nice little script that set the
| default background. It could even have an icon on the desktop like
| the "Push new icons" script and the admin user could just drag-and-
| drop a new default background.
| I'll play around with gconftool-2 to see if I can get it to do this.
|> From the man page, it looks like this will do the trick:
|  gconftool-2 --type string --set
| /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "$1"
| (where $1 = the desired image)
| -Eric

Sadly, that will only set the desktop for the user running the command.
~ However, it is possible to change the default both locally (GConf ships
configured to include local sources, if they're found) and
"scriptically".  Poking around on the Red Hat site, the following should

# gconftool-2 --direct --config-source \
~  xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults \
~  xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type string --set \
~  /desktop/gnome/background/picture_filename "$1"

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Shahms E. King <shahms at shahms.com>
Multnomah ESD

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