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I'm a sys admin on Kubuntu 11.10 machine. Where do I configure the basic config for a new user (say belonging to group "users")?

Edit 1:

I want to configure langauages - currently my new users get English and Bulgarian Languages. I want them to get English and Russian - and also to set Alt-CapsLock - to be the input-language-switching-combination.

Edit 2:

How do I configure things in


When I do

kdesudo systemsettings

and save configurations - only root settings got changed - not the /usr/share/kde4 ones.

Edit 3:

New user gets the /etc/skel files controlling bash behaviour-appearence. What about the KDE new user's default files - where are they stored?

Edit 4:

Oh, I found some hints:

kde4-config --path config

gives a list of folders (separated by the colon) where KDE looks for configs. My machine responded with:


It looks like third line is where KDE takes the default options. So I found these zilions of settings - but no GUI way to configure it ((.

Edit 5:

Finally, I've created a dummy user, configured it, and wrote a script which gives it's settings to a given user(s). The trick - is to chown after one transfered the dot files from one user to another. I've tested it - it works fine.

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Could you please edit your question to specify what settings they are exactly that you want to configure? –  nitstorm Mar 2 '12 at 13:55

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Everything in /etc/skel is copied, so if you include a .bashrc or likewise it will be copied to the new user's home directory and become the new user's settings. Take a look through the hidden files of your own home directory and see what's there. KDE and most other applications will place per-user settings there.

ls -la /home/$(whoami)/
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I've ended writing a script which transfers dot files, and after that chowns it all.

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