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I have my desktop set up how I like it for my admin (root) user (Cinnamon)

I want to create a non-admin account, but keep the same desktop setup as the root.

How to do this?

Thanks in advance.

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Is this an official distro of Ubuntu?That is, did you install the Cinnamon DE yourself? –  hexafraction Nov 3 '12 at 23:55
    
Define "same desktop setup". –  DanMan Nov 3 '12 at 23:59
    
I installed Ubuntu, then added Cinnanmon myself. –  het Nov 4 '12 at 0:00
    
"same desktop setup" to me means having the same desktop look as the root user has, but when logging in as just a regular non-root user. –  het Nov 4 '12 at 0:06
    
Ubuntu dosen't have a root user –  Journeyman Geek Nov 4 '12 at 3:19

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I'm assuming you mean the account with sudo access when you say root.

Its pretty simple where you want to copy userone's account to usertwo - create a new account (usertwo), copy over the contents of /home/userone to /home/usertwo (with sudo cp, to handle permissions issues), then sudo chown -R usertwo /home/usertwo to give ownership of the directory to the new user.

If you want all users to have the same initial account setup, I believe setting /etc/skel appropriately will do the trick

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JG - yes, you are correct. I tried to copy the files over, but it won't allow me to paste them over. –  het Nov 4 '12 at 3:35
    
did you use sudo to copy over? –  Journeyman Geek Nov 4 '12 at 3:39
    
No. I don't know how. –  het Nov 4 '12 at 3:40
    
If I need to enter the admin PW to use SUDO, then I'm not logged in as admin? –  het Nov 4 '12 at 3:51
    
not really, it just means you're in the sudoers account and temporarily got your priviledges bumped up –  Journeyman Geek Nov 4 '12 at 4:55

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