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Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] ltsp...desktop issues...
- From: Malcolm Herbert <mherbert@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 09:39:37 +0000 (UTC)
- Message-id: <01032209414101.01134@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
hi Matt (et al)
there are a number of ways of locking down desktops, something i working on
with a couple of guys in Sandwell LEA. They want to use KDE, i think Gnome
(Helixcode) or even Star Office or Netscape maybe the way to go.
For a start there is a useful mini-Howto, Public-Web-Browser on
www.linuxdoc.org, or i can send it, which shows how to boot straight to
netscape (it does navigator in the howto, but it'll also work with composer).
The same method could be used to use the Star Office desktop (pretty
powerful) or Nautilus (www.eazel.com) which used the Mozillia engine
for Gnome/Helixcode/Ximian see some comments from Paul Nelson, k12LTSP -
"After the installing the HelixCode updates or with a standard K12LTSP
distribution there is a directory:
The scripts and links in this directory will be created for any user new to
the system or when "recreating default icons."
We configured these scripts to add icons to favorite programs and links to
web sites on the desktop. You can also make changes to the default gnome
menus created for users. (This can be done after the fact when logged in as
root as well...)
Another thing we're doing is logging in and creating the desktop as we want
it and then making an archive of those settings. This lets us do a fast
restore when needed. I'm planning on doing this for some LTSP library
terminals that don't need access to anything other than Netscape and a few
We have done all of this for the terminals running on our network but have
not done much with the distribution yet. It's something we are waiting on
until we have a finalized list of applications. It will be part of the final
distribution as well as a page documenting ways for schools to configure for
i've also done it by making a Skeleton desktop (you could have a range of
them for different types of users) and copy them accross as part of a script
when you create a new user. Something like Phil Jones' createuser programs
could be adapted to do this, although i'm pretty sure you can knock up
something fairly easily.
On Thursday 22 March 2001 08:55, Matt Johnson wrote:
> I managed to sort out my first linux terminal server
> and client setup last night. Very pleased.
> Can anyone point me to some instructions for locking
> down a desktop (as I'm used to doing in Windoze with
> policies etc). I want to sort out just a few icons and
> options on the menu as default, so when I create users
> they all get the same desktop, that they cannot
> RTFM? I want to. Anyone know where it is? ;)
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