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I apologize in advance for my ignorance. We just switched from Fedora 8 to Fedora 15. I would like to make gnome-fallback the default desktop environment for all users. Via google I've found that:

$ gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback'

will set it for the current user only. I've done a little reading about Gconf and gconf-tool2.

Apparently there's a way to make gconf settings default for all users, but I don't see how gconf associates to gsettings.

What am I missing?

Here's some additional information about what I'm trying to do:

I'm creating a Fedora liveCD which is stripped down for my application. The liveCD needs to come up in gnome-fallback and then every user after that to also use gnome-fallback by default.

I have a service that runs on the liveCD it can run any shell commands that are required.

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Use this command (as root, from a console to avoid the per user setting):

dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback'


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Thanks for your reply and sorry for the delay getting back to you, but this is not working for me. I didn't see any mention to dbus-launch on the link you provided. Could you describe how this works? – user800133 Feb 14 '12 at 0:00
Sorry, fixed the link. Basically it does a connect to dbus if it's not running to do its work. – AndreasM Feb 14 '12 at 6:37
If I log in as root and run dbus-launch gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.session session-name 'gnome-fallback' It changes the session-name property for the root user, but does not change it for all users. – user800133 Feb 14 '12 at 15:44
I found this page: maybe you can do this: Go to /etc/dconf/db/gdm.d, look at the 00-upstream-settings and make an 01-sessionname file with a [org/gnome/desktop/session] section with the key session-name='gnome-fallback' and then a dconf update as root. – AndreasM Feb 14 '12 at 16:08
Thanks AndreasM! I did something very similar to what you described. The only difference was I decided to create my own profile. It worked beautifully! This link is very similar. – user800133 Feb 14 '12 at 22:01

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