[K12OSN] gconf question

"Terrell Prudé Jr." microman at cmosnetworks.com
Fri Feb 29 16:23:12 UTC 2008

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.

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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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