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June 23rd, 2008, 01:44 PM
I would like to recycle some old machines we have here at work into terminals.
What I need to do is have a default login to a screen that has a couple of different RDP (windows terminal server) shortcuts.

I don't want the user to be able to do anything other than use those shortcuts.

Is there a FAQ or has someone that has done this and posted their methods?



June 23rd, 2008, 01:49 PM
I don't want the user to be able to do anything other than use those shortcuts.

Are you looking for an internet cafe-like lockdown editor?

Package: pessulus
Description: lockdown editor for GNOME
pessulus enables the system administrator to set mandatory settings in
GConf, which apply to all users, restricting what they can do, which may
be of particular usefulness for kiosks (internet cafes, for example).
Examples of what can be locked down are the panels (no changes in the panel
configuration are allowed, locking their position and their contents), some
of their functions individually (disabling screen locking and log out), the
web browser (disabling specific protocols, arbitrary URLs, forcing the user
to be in fullscreen mode), among many others.

applications > add/remove > search for: pessulus

June 23rd, 2008, 01:58 PM
I didn't expect an answer that simple so fast... :)
Yes, it looks like that is exactly what I am looking for.

Thank you


June 23rd, 2008, 04:06 PM
that's the joy of a forum ;)

June 23rd, 2008, 07:48 PM
Any other ideas?
I get this error:

Lockdown editor cannot be installed on your computer type (i386).
Either the application requires special hardware features or the vendor decided to not support your computer type.

Computer is a Dell SX260