I have a user profile all setup with all settings the way I want them. I want to copy the entire configured profile to a new user account.
This is what I'm doing (user is already added to system):
- Log out, switch to terminal, service gdm stop.
- mkdir /home/newuser
- cp -a /home/olduser/* /home/newuser/
- chown newuser:newuser /home/newuser -R
- service gdm start
Then I log in as newuser. When I log in, the desktop looks like a brand new user profile and not the customized profile that I copied.
I want everything in the new profile. The theme, where the docks are located and configured, desktop icons, firefox favorites, etc.
Any idea why this isn't working? I am using Ubuntu 10.04