I am trying to create an install iso that loads with KDE instead of XFCE and would like to tweak some of the config files for the layout along with installing some additional packages onto the live boot image. I don’t need to change the installation, just want to have a custom setup for booting into a live session for troubleshooting and when I travel.
I looked around could not find exactly what I was looking for. If someone could point me in the right direction that would be great.
OK, I installed everything and I see where I modify the packages, but how do I set it to KDE instead of XFCE? Is it like a normal arch install and just delete the XFCE packages and replace them with the KDE ones?
I am still not sure about the user config files. For example, I want to place the default menubar at the top of the screen and change the default plasma theme. Is there dot files I would transfer over to the live users home folder?
EDIT: If there is a live user home folder, would I just make a fresh profile on a machine with a new user the way I want it set up then copy the config files to this folder? I have something like this saved for my guest user and it gets refreshed to the saved configs when they log out.
It didn’t work. The DE will not load. It looks like it is still trying to load xfce but can’t because it was not installed. I am not sure how to enable KDE as the default and start sddm. All I did was replace the xfce packages with the ones needed for plasma in the packages.x86_64 file. I guess I still don’t know what I am doing here.