[K12OSN] Setting up Writer and Shared docs

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Thu Feb 7 17:13:21 UTC 2008

John Montoya wrote:

> Second:
> The same lab teacher purchased a teaching manual for OpenOffice. The
> book has assignments that students are to complete. There are
> corresponding documents that you are able to download from this
> company (which we have).
> So another similar "file sharing" issue. I have one set of assignment
> files, that need to be distributed to each student's workstation for
> completion. So do I have to copy the folder 30 times to each home
> directory? (I can't imagine so....<smile>).

Create a directory that is readable by all students.

> ... and one more little thing-
> I noticed that when you lock the server (ie: log out as what ever user
> you were) it takes you back to a Fedora login screen (which is good -
> for all intent, the server is locked) - but I also noticed at the
> bottom of the screen, "Language / Session / Restart / Shut Down" - I
> thought... those functions couldn't possibly be usable... ummmmm - I
> was wrong, they are. <smile> - So I'm guessing it's only a matter of
> time before one of the students is messing around at the teachers desk
> (where the server lives) - and just shuts down the server. Is there a
> way to disable all these functions - or a way to really lock the
> server (after you log out)??

I believe you can change this in the login configuration, but I don't  
have a FC6 machine handy, so I can't tell you what the exact menu item  
is called. It's probably somewhere in the Administration section. You  
can also open up a terminal and run 'gdmsetup'.

Or if you're comfortable in a terminal, just make sure you set  
'SystemMenu = false' in the [greeter] section of /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf  
(this is the same as running gdmsetup and changing the option there).

Also check out chapter 4 'Locking Down the Desktop: Disabling GNOME  
Desktop Features' of the Red Hat Desktop Deployment Guide for some  
more ideas: http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/RHEL-4-Manual/desktop-guide/

Of course, if the server is physically in the class room a student can  
always just unplug the power cord. :o)

Nils Breunese.

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