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April 27th, 2012, 09:07 AM
Hello everyone,
I want to remove all the changes done to the desktop, the settings in the guest account of Ubuntu 11.10 aka Ocelot.

I found this to remove all the settings, etc.:

Here. (http://linuxfud.wordpress.com/2007/02/14/how-to-reset-ubuntugnome-settings-to-defaults-without-re-installing/)

rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity

and this thread for the log out and shutdown:


User Logout
Modify /etc/gdm/PostSession/Default (or just place a script in the directory /etc/gdm/PostSession; didn't try that one)

References (see especially the later):

Shutdown, Reboot
Make a startup script in /etc/init.d (use one of the installed there as a template) and then use from a terminal the `update-rc.d' command to install the appropriate start-stop links at the /etc/rcX.d/ directories.

The easiest setup would be IMO to make one script in /etc/init.d and just call it from within /etc/gdm/PostSession/Default.

But I cannot find the directory /etc/gdm/PostSession in Ubuntu 11.10. Any ideas how to implement this in Ocelot? Thanks in advance.