Locking down the desktop

Martin Woolley sysadmin at handsworth.bham.sch.uk
Wed Oct 5 10:47:03 BST 2005

On Tuesday 04 Oct 2005 20:03, Justin Denick wrote:
> Chmod your ~someuser/.kde/share/config/kdesktoprc file to 400 and users
> will no longer be able to change their background images.

Except that when they logon they get a popup message saying
"Will not save configuration
~someuser/.kde/share/config/kdesktoprc not writable
Please contact your system administrator"

and the message is behind the kde splash screen (which hangs at loading the 
desktop and it stays hung until the afore message is replied to).  Since you 
cannot see the message, it is hard to click the OK button.  Our users are not 
the brightest of people (they don't read the screen) so they wouldn't know 
how to get their login to complete.

There has to be a way to lock down the desktop so that the lockdown cannot be 

Martin Woolley
ICT Support
Handsworth Grammar School
Isis Astarte Diana Hecate Demeter Kali Inanna

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