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Old 09-23-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
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customizing linux Desktop


I am working on Fedora, I am trying to figure out if there is any way we can set limitations/rights to linux desktop, so that we can control which things user can access, like if i dont want user to have access to kde control center, and should not change the settings in it, or disable changing wallpaper,or disable changing screen saver.

how that can be done in linux, please help me guyz.
Old 09-23-2009, 04:28 PM   #2
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This kind of stuff should be controlled in the 'dot files' which are located the users home directory. These are hidden and can be shown to the root user by issuing 'ls -a' within the home dir.

As far as I'm aware these are editable to decipher what you'd like your users to view.

I may be wrong but I'm sure this is the raw way of doing it. It's probably gui editable within the system - preferences section of the root user.
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It's hard to put limitations like that unless the desktop you use has been designed for that from the very roots. Most user land programs will give for granted the write permissions on their respective configuration files and might behave unexpectedly if you start changing the ownerships of the dot files of the user.

I've seen from time to time the topic arise in some kde-related MLs, as well as in planetKDE, but I don't know what the current status of the things are. You might want to take a look at this as a starting point:

Other than pointing that you should be looking for "kiosk" on your searches, I can't be of much help.
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