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This section provides system administrators who are rolling out new or managing existing KDE deployments in their organization with the information they need to do so effectively.  
 
This section provides system administrators who are rolling out new or managing existing KDE deployments in their organization with the information they need to do so effectively.  
  
== File System ==
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== File System ==
;[[KDE System Administration/Configuration Files|Configuration File Syntax]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Configuration Files|Configuration File Syntax]]  
 
:KDE configuration files are text-based. They contain groups of key-value pairs. This section explains their syntax. It covers:
 
:KDE configuration files are text-based. They contain groups of key-value pairs. This section explains their syntax. It covers:
* localization,
 
* shell variables,
 
* complete or partial lock-down of configuration files,
 
* editor utilities,
 
* other advanced features.
 
<!--It covers localisation, use of shell variables, locking down configuration files (in whole or in part), and other advanced features. Read also about some useful editor utilities.-->
 
  
;[[KDE System Administration/KDE Filesystem Hierarchy|KDE Hierarchy]]
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*localization,
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*shell variables,
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*complete or partial lock-down of configuration files,
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*editor utilities,
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*other advanced features. <!--It covers localisation, use of shell variables, locking down configuration files (in whole or in part), and other advanced features. Read also about some useful editor utilities.-->
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;[[KDE System Administration/KDE Filesystem Hierarchy|KDE Hierarchy]]  
 
:This article describes how KDE uses the filesystem, where it looks for files, and where it stores them. It explains how to change these locations. There is also a brief overview of the default settings used by major OS vendors.
 
:This article describes how KDE uses the filesystem, where it looks for files, and where it stores them. It explains how to change these locations. There is also a brief overview of the default settings used by major OS vendors.
  
;[[KDE System Administration/XDG Filesystem Hierarchy|XDG Hierarchy]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/XDG Filesystem Hierarchy|XDG Hierarchy]]  
 
:Supplementing the [[KDE System Administration/KDE Filesystem Hierarchy|KDE filesystem hierarchy]], KDE also uses various directories, as defined by XDG specifications on [http://freedesktop.org freedesktop.org]. This article documents the paths used and their purposes.
 
:Supplementing the [[KDE System Administration/KDE Filesystem Hierarchy|KDE filesystem hierarchy]], KDE also uses various directories, as defined by XDG specifications on [http://freedesktop.org freedesktop.org]. This article documents the paths used and their purposes.
  
== Desktop Sessions ==
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== Desktop Sessions ==
  
;[[KDE System Administration/Environment Variables|Environment Variables]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Environment Variables|Environment Variables]]  
 
:A variety of environment variables documented in this article are available to influence aspects of KDE and the runtime behavior of KDE applications.
 
:A variety of environment variables documented in this article are available to influence aspects of KDE and the runtime behavior of KDE applications.
  
;[[KDE System Administration/Startup|Desktop Startup Sequence]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Startup|Desktop Startup Sequence]]  
 
:During startup, KDE starts the visible desktop components as well as several services that run in the background. This article describes the startup sequence, gives an overview of some of the services started, and explains how to make changes.
 
:During startup, KDE starts the visible desktop components as well as several services that run in the background. This article describes the startup sequence, gives an overview of some of the services started, and explains how to make changes.
  
;[http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-workspace/kdm/ Login Manager]
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;[http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kde-workspace/kdm/ Login Manager]  
 
:The KDE Display Manager (KDM) provides services commonly associated with a login manager. The first contact your users have with a KDE system is usually the KDM login screen. This section covers the basics of setting up KDM, plus advanced topics such as remote login, automatic login, and more.
 
:The KDE Display Manager (KDM) provides services commonly associated with a login manager. The first contact your users have with a KDE system is usually the KDM login screen. This section covers the basics of setting up KDM, plus advanced topics such as remote login, automatic login, and more.
  
== User & Group Profiles ==
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;[[KDE System Administration/PlasmaDesktopScripting|Plasma Desktop Scripting]]
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:The KDE Plasma Desktop provides means to manage the desktop shell (desktop, panels, widget) via scripts written in JavaScript. This article describes how to take advantage of this feature set as well as documents the full API.
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== User &amp; Group Profiles ==
  
;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Introduction|Introduction to Kiosk]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Introduction|Introduction to Kiosk]]  
 
:The Kiosk framework provides a set of features that makes it possible to easily and powerfully restrict the capabilities of a KDE environment based on user and group credentials. In addition to an introductory overview, this article covers configuration setting lock down, action and resource restrictions, assigning profiles to users and groups and more.
 
:The Kiosk framework provides a set of features that makes it possible to easily and powerfully restrict the capabilities of a KDE environment based on user and group credentials. In addition to an introductory overview, this article covers configuration setting lock down, action and resource restrictions, assigning profiles to users and groups and more.
  
;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Keys|Kiosk Keys]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Keys|Kiosk Keys]]  
 
:This document details known global and application-specific kiosk keys for action, resource and URL restrictions, making it a handy reference guide when setting up a Kiosk profile.
 
:This document details known global and application-specific kiosk keys for action, resource and URL restrictions, making it a handy reference guide when setting up a Kiosk profile.
  
;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Resources|Additional Resources]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Resources|Additional Resources]]  
 
:Links to tools, mailing lists and additional documentation relevant to user and group profiles in KDE.
 
:Links to tools, mailing lists and additional documentation relevant to user and group profiles in KDE.
  
== Tools ==
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== Tools ==
  
;[http://extragear.kde.org/apps/kiosktool/ KioskTool]
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;[http://extragear.kde.org/apps/kiosktool/ KioskTool]  
 
:A graphical application that helps manage KDE Kiosk user and group profiles.
 
:A graphical application that helps manage KDE Kiosk user and group profiles.
  
;[http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdenetwork/krfb/ Desktop Sharing]
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;[http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdenetwork/krfb/ Desktop Sharing]  
 
:The KDE Desktop Sharing <!-- couldn't "K Desktop Environment Desktop Sharing" be "Remote Sharing" or "K Desktop Sharing"? -->capabilities make it possible to share your desktop remotely with others. Among other uses, this feature allows support staff to give direct assistance to users.
 
:The KDE Desktop Sharing <!-- couldn't "K Desktop Environment Desktop Sharing" be "Remote Sharing" or "K Desktop Sharing"? -->capabilities make it possible to share your desktop remotely with others. Among other uses, this feature allows support staff to give direct assistance to users.
  
;[[Development/Tutorials/Shell_Scripting_with_KDE_Dialogs|Using KDE Dialogs in Shell Scripts]]
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;[[Development/Tutorials/Shell Scripting with KDE Dialogs|Using KDE Dialogs in Shell Scripts]]  
 
:You can use KDialog shell scripts to show various KDE dialogs. This gives you seamless integration of your own custom GUI enhancements.
 
:You can use KDialog shell scripts to show various KDE dialogs. This gives you seamless integration of your own custom GUI enhancements.
  
;[[KDE System Administration/Controlling_Access_To_Get_New_Stuff|Controlling Access to Content Provided By Get New Stuff]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Controlling Access To Get New Stuff|Controlling Access to Content Provided By Get New Stuff]]  
 
:Give information on how to control content downloaded from the Internet by the Get New Stuff feature of KDE.
 
:Give information on how to control content downloaded from the Internet by the Get New Stuff feature of KDE.

Revision as of 16:42, 13 July 2012


This section provides system administrators who are rolling out new or managing existing KDE deployments in their organization with the information they need to do so effectively.

Contents

File System

Configuration File Syntax
KDE configuration files are text-based. They contain groups of key-value pairs. This section explains their syntax. It covers:
  • localization,
  • shell variables,
  • complete or partial lock-down of configuration files,
  • editor utilities,
  • other advanced features.
KDE Hierarchy
This article describes how KDE uses the filesystem, where it looks for files, and where it stores them. It explains how to change these locations. There is also a brief overview of the default settings used by major OS vendors.
XDG Hierarchy
Supplementing the KDE filesystem hierarchy, KDE also uses various directories, as defined by XDG specifications on freedesktop.org. This article documents the paths used and their purposes.

Desktop Sessions

Environment Variables
A variety of environment variables documented in this article are available to influence aspects of KDE and the runtime behavior of KDE applications.
Desktop Startup Sequence
During startup, KDE starts the visible desktop components as well as several services that run in the background. This article describes the startup sequence, gives an overview of some of the services started, and explains how to make changes.
Login Manager
The KDE Display Manager (KDM) provides services commonly associated with a login manager. The first contact your users have with a KDE system is usually the KDM login screen. This section covers the basics of setting up KDM, plus advanced topics such as remote login, automatic login, and more.
Plasma Desktop Scripting
The KDE Plasma Desktop provides means to manage the desktop shell (desktop, panels, widget) via scripts written in JavaScript. This article describes how to take advantage of this feature set as well as documents the full API.

User & Group Profiles

Introduction to Kiosk
The Kiosk framework provides a set of features that makes it possible to easily and powerfully restrict the capabilities of a KDE environment based on user and group credentials. In addition to an introductory overview, this article covers configuration setting lock down, action and resource restrictions, assigning profiles to users and groups and more.
Kiosk Keys
This document details known global and application-specific kiosk keys for action, resource and URL restrictions, making it a handy reference guide when setting up a Kiosk profile.
Additional Resources
Links to tools, mailing lists and additional documentation relevant to user and group profiles in KDE.

Tools

KioskTool
A graphical application that helps manage KDE Kiosk user and group profiles.
Desktop Sharing
The KDE Desktop Sharing capabilities make it possible to share your desktop remotely with others. Among other uses, this feature allows support staff to give direct assistance to users.
Using KDE Dialogs in Shell Scripts
You can use KDialog shell scripts to show various KDE dialogs. This gives you seamless integration of your own custom GUI enhancements.
Controlling Access to Content Provided By Get New Stuff
Give information on how to control content downloaded from the Internet by the Get New Stuff feature of KDE.

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