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Re: [K12OSN] Gnome desktop and panel lockdown.



Have you checked out the Gnome System Administrator's Guide
(http://www.gnome.org/learn/admin-guide/2.0/)?  It has some information
on locking down desktops and creating common settings.

Nathan R. Yergler
Canterbury School


On Fri, 2002-12-20 at 14:51, Larry Mateo wrote:
> Red Hat Linux release 7.3 (Valhalla) [/etc/redhat-release]
> Kernel: 2.4.18-3smp [uname -r]
> Gnome: 2.?
> Nautilus: 1.0.6 [Help; About Nautilus]
> 
> I have configured a gnome desktop and panel that is to be used by
> elementary school students.  Their desktop consists of icons for the
> applications to be used.  The panel has the clock, the tasklist, and the
> logoff icon.  We do not want the students to be able to change the
> desktop, panel or background.  Additionally, we do not want them to be
> able to open any menus that allow them to run applications, utilities,
> etc.  I have removed the option at logoff to "Save current setup." 
> 
> Current issues:
> 
> 1. Right-clicking on the desktop opens a floating menu (New Window, New
> Folder, New Terminal, Clean Up by Name, Cut Files, Copy Files, Paste
> Files, Disks, Reset Desktop Background, Change Desktop Background).  I
> would like to disable this menu from appearing.
> 
> 2. Right-clicking on the panel opens a floating menu (Start Here,
> Programs, Favorites, Applets, KDE menus, Run..., Panel, Lock screen, Log
> out).  I would like to disable this menu from appearing.
> 
> 3. I am sure that there are short-cut keys that I'm unaware of that
> provides access to menus and apps.  I would like to disable them, too.
> 
> Suggestions on how to do the above?  Thanks.
> 
> Also: How does one determine the version of gnome?
> 
> 
> Larry Mateo
> Network Technician II
> Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
> larrym fsusd k12 ca us
> 
> 
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