[kde-linux] Default desktop settings

Duncan 1i5t5.duncan at cox.net
Sat Aug 30 06:58:40 UTC 2014

CLOSE Dave posted on Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:30:37 -0700 as excerpted:

> I'm trying to use kickstart to install a large number of machines
> running Fedora 20 with a KDE desktop and I'd like the initial desktop to
> be customized for our environment. [...]
> If this is documented somewhere, I'd sure appreciate a pointer. I've
> tried several search terms but haven't found anything which fits.


In particular, see file system, kde hierarchy, and desktop sessions, 
environmental variables.

Note that distros sometimes change the locations from the default.  I 
don't believe /usr/share/kde-settings is standard, for instance, so I'm 
guessing that's a distro-specific modification of the more standard 
/usr/share/config and /usr/share/apps locations, which are the normal 
system variants of ~/.kde/share/config and apps.

Additionally, it's worth noting that kde-5/frameworks changes some of the 
former kde-specific locations to XDG-compliant locations (thus making 
that section of some interest as well if you're planning on deploying kde5 
in the reasonable future).  They did a bit of that in kde4, but not a lot 
as the XDG specs were hammered out after kde4 was well underway, and in 
general once the locations were set for kde4, they had to be maintained 
thru the entire kde4 series for compatibility reasons.  So the switch to 
kde5 is the first opportunity kde has really had to come into better xdg 
compliance, and they're taking it. =:^)

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