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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 ==
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:''KDE configuration files are text-based and consist of groups of key-value pairs. In this section the syntax is explained. Advanced features such as localisation, the use of shell-variables and the lock-down of configuration files in whole or in part is also covered. Useful editor utilities are also covered.''
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;[[KDE System Administration/Configuration Files|Configuration File Syntax]]  
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:KDE configuration files are text-based. They contain groups of key-value pairs. This section explains their syntax. It covers:
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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]]
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: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.
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;[[KDE System Administration/XDG Filesystem Hierarchy|XDG Hierarchy]]
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: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.
  
;[[/KDE Filesystem Hierarchy|KDE Hierarchy]]
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== Desktop Sessions  ==
:''This article describes how KDE uses the filesystem, where it looks for files and where it stores it files. It also explains how to change these locations. Additionally a brief overview of the defaults used by the major OS Vendors is included.''
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;[[/XDG Filesystem Hierarchy|XDG Hierarchy]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Environment Variables|Environment Variables]]  
:''Supplementing the [[/KDE Filesystem Hierarchy|KDE filsystem hierarchy]], KDE also uses various directories as defined by XDG specifications on [http://freedesktop.org freedesktop.org]. This article documents which paths are used and for what purposes.''
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:A variety of environment variables documented in this article are available to influence aspects of KDE and the runtime behavior of KDE applications.
  
== Desktop Sessions ==
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;[[KDE System Administration/Startup|Desktop Startup Sequence]]
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: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.
  
;[[/Environment Variables|Environment Variables]]
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;[http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kde-workspace/kdm/ Login Manager]  
:''A variety of environment variables, as documented in this article, are available to influence aspects of the runtime behavior of KDE and KDE applications.''
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: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.
  
;[[/Startup|Desktop Startup Sequence]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/PlasmaDesktopScripting|Plasma Desktop Scripting]]
:''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 you can make changes.''
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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.
  
;[[/Login Manager|Login Manager]]
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== User &amp; Group Profiles ==
:''The KDE Display Manager (KDM) provides the services commonly associated with a login manager. The first contact your users have with a KDE system is usually KDM's login screen. This section covers the basics of how to setup KDM as well as advanced topics such as remote login, automatic login and more.''
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== User & Group Profiles ==
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;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Introduction|Introduction to Kiosk]]
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: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/Introduction|Introduction to Kiosk]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Keys|Kiosk Keys]]  
:''The  Kiosk framework provides a set of features that makes it possible to easily and powerfully define and 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.''
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: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.
  
;[[/Kiosk/Keys|Kiosk Keys]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Kiosk/Resources|Additional Resources]]  
:''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.''
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:Links to tools, mailing lists and additional documentation relevant to user and group profiles in KDE.
  
;[[/Kiosk/Resources|Additional Resources]]
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== Tools  ==
:''Links to tools, mailing lists and additional documentation relevant to user and group profiles in KDE.''
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== Tools ==
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;[http://extragear.kde.org/apps/kiosktool/ KioskTool]
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:A graphical application that helps manage KDE Kiosk user and group profiles.
  
;[http://extragear.kde.org/apps/kiosktool/ KioskTool]
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;[http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdenetwork/krfb/ Desktop Sharing]  
:''A graphical application that helps manage KDE Kiosk user and group profiles.''
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: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.
  
;[http://docs.kde.org/development/en/kdenetwork/krfb/ Desktop Sharing]
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;[[Development/Tutorials/Shell Scripting with KDE Dialogs|Using KDE Dialogs in Shell Scripts]]  
:''KDE's Desktop Sharing capabilities make it possible to share your desktop with others. Although the uses are numerous, this feature can be of great help for support staff when handling assistance calls from users.''
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:You can use KDialog shell scripts to show various KDE dialogs. This gives you seamless integration of your own custom GUI enhancements.
  
;[[Development/Tutorials/Shell_Scripting_with_KDE_Dialogs|Using KDE Dialogs in Shell Scripts]]
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;[[KDE System Administration/Controlling Access To Get New Stuff|Controlling Access to Content Provided By Get New Stuff]]  
:''With  KDialog shell scripts can take advantage of a variety of KDE dialogs. This allows you to seamlessly integrate your own custom enhancements in the KDE desktop.''
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: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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