The best solution I've found for this is the kiosk mode in XFCE:
Here is what my kioskrc file looks like:
This locks down everything for all users except user "aeinstein"
I wanted a custom backdrop on all the student computers so I made one in GIMP, named it "xubuntu-jmak.png" and saved it in usr/share/xfce4/backdrops
I also wanted a custom homepage for all the student computers so I created a file called "user.js" in usr/lib/firefox-3.0/defaults/profile with this code:
The custom homepage only works for users who have never logged on before though.
I haven't tried KDE's kiosk mode yet, but this one works great and Xubuntu is stellar on our older hardware. Cheers! -joe
We're testing out the new 8.04
release of Edubuntu and I would like to know the best way to lockdown
the clients. I installed the lockdown editor, but that appears to
lockdown only the desktop you are logged into and it seems anyone can
change the lockdown settings. Is there away to add client machines to a
group and then lock them down?
I'm a newbie at this so any help would be greatly appreciated!
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