[K12OSN] gconf question

Peter Hartmann ascensiontech at gmail.com
Fri Feb 29 19:04:21 UTC 2008

Yeah that's definitely in the works.   :)


2008/2/29 "Terrell Prudé Jr." <microman at cmosnetworks.com>:
>  Not an exact answer to a gconf question, but perhaps another path.
>  There may be an easier (long-term) way to deal with this.  How about
> upgrading all the K12LTSP servers to 5.0EL?  They'd all then have the same
> version of Firefox (v1.5) and, more importantly, would get security updates
> for years (FC6 is EOL).  CentOS/RHEL 5 is based on FC6 anyway, so it should
> be a pretty straightforward migration.
>  --TP
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>  Peter Hartmann wrote:
> I have a Desktop k12ltsp fc6 install set up with a Smartboard and I'm
> setting it up to authenticate with ldap and mount the homes over nfs.
>  I'm thinking that the users who log in to the desktop may get their
> firefox profiles messed up going back and forth between version 2 and
> 1.5. I've used the ldap/nfs thing before with desktop installs and
> the users profiles never really got harmed per se but it bothered me
> that i took forever for the profile to converted before the program
> launched. But those those Firefox versions weren't so far apart
> either.
> Sooo..... Firefox doesn't seem to want to let you specify a profile
> folder. I'm using a script that exports HOME=/home/$USER/.firefox-new
>  then calls firefox. I may end up grabbing the users current bookmarks
> from a single *.default profile, but I just want to keep it simple
> first. I have alias in /etc/bashrc to call the script. And I have it
> set with gnome-default-applications-properties. After years of using
> Icewm on ltsp I don't know my way around the gconf-editor. I've
> changed the broswer value to my script and set the key as mandatory.
> But it doesn't seem to affect users. Is it only called upon for new
> users? With Sabayon, I'm not sure if forcing an entire FC6 desktop
> scheme on a ton of Centos 4.1 users is a good idea just to nail down
> one or two little customizations. Even if they never use Gnome again
> on the terminal server. Is there a way with gconf-editor?
> Thanks,
> Peter
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