Re: Lockdown Options for Gnome
I work for a school system as well...
I hope you will take this in the spirit which it is intended...
My friend, I feel you are heading in the wrong direction.
Lockdown options can easily be taken too far and this is quite contrary to the whole Linux paradigm.
Locking down the panels is sensible because it is easy to change them accidentally, especially
when Gnome is new and unfamiliar. But no right-clicking on the desktop?? come on!!
How are the youth supposed to learn to use computers if they are not allowed to use the computers?
Even if you do manage to do this, wallpapers can still be set directly from within firefox.
Why can't students be allowed to browse "Places -> Computer" ~
surely you don't have all of them running with root privilege.
Therefore, they can't possible change, delete, move or overwrite
any system files outside of their home folder.
The only viable long-term solution to the lockdown problem is some sort of
directory services where the students can each use their down account for login.
If the students are to share a user account, I can see a need to prevent someone
from leaving and inappropriate wallpaper for the next person. But in all honesty,
this is more a disciplinary issue than a technological one.
I am testing the "mandatory" wallpaper setting, I'll let you know how it works.
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