View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to backup certain settings

March 14th, 2010, 08:06 AM
I reinstall my system very frecuently, and I was wondering if there is a file where some gnome settings are stored, so I can just backup it, and have all my settings like they were before reinstalling.

-Icons on the top panel.
-Keyboard Shortcuts
-Power Management
-Keyboard Layout settings.

I know I could have /home on another partition, but I'd rather backup only the settings I mentioned above, and have the rest of my /home cleaned.

Also, Is there a way to setup SCIM as the default IME using a command?

Thanks, I'm using Karmic Koala.

March 17th, 2010, 11:38 AM
If you reinstall frequently for tests, you should do it in VirtualBox.

look into the hidden files your /home, you should see folders of known applications (.mozilla for Firefox , etc.)

Try to save&restore just the following: