[K12OSN] Sabayon or /etc/skel

David Hopkins dahopkins429 at gmail.com
Sat Jan 19 00:50:21 UTC 2008

On Jan 18, 2008 4:15 PM, Kemp, Levi <lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us> wrote:
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com
> > [mailto:k12osn-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of Kemp, Levi
> > Sent: Thursday, January 17, 2008 11:11 AM
> > To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> > Subject: [K12OSN] Sabayon or /etc/skel
> >
> > I'm working on user profiles and was wondering which way
> > would be better. I've used /etc/skel in the past, but it
> > causes a long list in a window the first time a user logs in
> > and they have to click ok. After that it's no big deal but is
> > Sabayon any different? I have installed it and create a
> > profile then click edit, and after that the menu is greyed
> > out and nothing happens so I cannot compare for myself if it
> > is easier. I'd like to be able to edit the menu structure,
> > add icons and change the desktop background for each user
> > that way. Thanks.
> >
> > Levi
> I've got /etc/skel working where if I create a local acount it uses the
> files in /etc/skel without asking the user to click ok. It doesn't even
> take the amount of time it used to to load it. Now the problem is with
> my regular users, they aren't local accounts, they are AD users that get
> home folders created at login. Is there any reason why it would no
> longer use /etc/skel/ for them as long as the skel=/etc/skel ?
> Levi

Does "AD users" mean that they are logging into Windows systems? In
that case, don't they get the default settings based on the Default
User profile that can be either in the netlogon share or the local
Default User profile on the system that they log in at, e.g.
C:\Documents and Settings\Default User

Dave Hopkins

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