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Old 10-01-2005, 06:14 PM   #1
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Fluxbox Desktop Icons

I am currently setting up some linux pc's for my old high school. I am running fluxbox and have a default user account which fluxbox loads from so no configs are saved to the home directories. This also prevents the users from changing menu options, backgrounds and such permently.

What I am aiming to do is:
A) have the config file saved to the default user account and not the users home directory.
B) have a "dynamic" icon that allows the user to mount or unmount their flash drives.

I am currently using fbdesk which allows me to specify the config file though I havent manage to find any documentation regarding this.

I have been looking at IDesk but I cant see any documentation regarding letting you to specify a different location to the Idesk config file other then under a users home directory.
Old 10-01-2005, 06:29 PM   #2
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Wouldn't a custom 'live cd' fit more the profile of what you appear to be trying to accomplish? With this you wouldn't necessarily have to tie them to anything default, while still maintaining the ability to customize your default account (after each change, you could erase and rewrite the live CD).

Just a thought.

A direct answer to your question though, I'd probably use something like /etc/skel to place things that should be on everyone's desktop.



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