The .gearrc File
From GEAR Software Knowledgebase
The .gearrc file contains many configuration parameters that influence the way that GEAR operates. These configuration parameters are categorized into sections. There is a Generic section that contains several general settings for the application, a Generator section that contains the settings for the formatting engine, A CDrecording section that contains settings for the CD/DVD recorder engine, a Tape section that contains parameters for master tape output & DDP, and a harddisk section with settings for raw hard disk access. When you start GEAR, it searches for the .gearrc file in /usr/geargui/bin.
GEAR will not run properly without the .gearrc file and will notify you if it cannot find the file.
Do not use a .gearrc file from an earlier version of GEAR.