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System Administration

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This module allows you to configure aspects of your system such as the bootloader, the kernel and helps you perform essential system tasks. Most of these sections will require the root or Administrator password to effect changes.

Boot Manager (LILO)

If you use the popular bootloader LILO this section will allow you to configure it. You can configure the location to install the bootloader to, set the timeout on the LILO boot screen as well as add or modify kernel images for the boot list.

Date & Time

This configuration module allows you to configure the system date and time settings. You can set the date, time, and also the current time zone. These settings will be applied system-wide.

Font Installer

Here is where you would configure both personal and system-wide fonts. This dialog allows you to install new fonts, delete old ones and preview the fonts you have installed. By default, it displays personal fonts. To modify system-wide fonts click the Administrator Mode button.

IBM Thinkpad Laptop

This configuration module allows you to configure the special keys on an IBM thinkpad laptop. You will need the “nvram” module to use these features.

Linux Kernel

If you run KDE on Linux� there is a KControl module to create or modify configuration files for a Linux� kernel. This configurator is compatible with kernels previous to 2.5.

Login Manager

This module allows you to configure the KDE login manager, kdm. kdm is a powerful login manager with a large range of options. It supports user switching, remote graphical logins and has a fully customizable appearance. For more information, see the kdm handbook.


This dialog allows you to configure the default locations where certain important files are kept. The Desktop directory contains all the files on your desktop. The Autostart directory contains files or links to files that you want run when KDE starts, and the Documents directory is the default location KDE applications will open or save documents to.

Sony Vaio Laptop

This configuration module allows you to configure features specific to Sony Vaio laptops. If you have a Sony Vaio, you will have to install the “sonypi” driver to use this section.

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