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Old 07-28-2008, 04:04 PM   #1
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Gentoo: Linux Administration: Creating a user that can only use Epiphany and calculat


Hello Gang. First time poster, many time reader.

I have a FitPC running Gentoo and I need to create a user or group that the only thing they are allowed to do is browse my network via Epiphany, look at pdfs, and use gnome's calculator.

Unfortunately for me, the distro has a ton of software installed that I just don't want them to use. Could anyone point me in the right direction on how I can lock down that user/group so the only thing they can do on the machine is use epiphany and the calculator?

Cheers in advance.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:17 PM   #2
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http://kiosk.mozdev.org/ may be what you need, to an extent.

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Old 07-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #3
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another keyword is "pessulus"
here are examples:
http://www.linux.com/articles/62060
http://tombuntu.com/index.php/2008/0...ck-down-gnome/
 
Old 07-29-2008, 11:08 AM   #4
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I thank you for being so quick on the responses. I have used Pessulus to lock down my user account some. I wish there was a good method of being able to create rules and restrictions on users and groups using Pessulus instead of having to log in to the account and run it.

Anyways, now my problem is that I need to remove some options from my right click on the desktop menu. The right-click Launch Application in particular. Where would I find these commands in the gconf-editor?

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