RE: Gnome/Mozilla for an Internet Cafe
- From: "Blad, John Erling" <john erling blad aftenposten no>
- To: 'Charles Iliya Krempeaux' <aliensoldier home com>, Jim Roland <jroland roland net>
- Cc: gnome-gui-list gnome org, usability gnome org
- Subject: RE: Gnome/Mozilla for an Internet Cafe
- Date: Wed, 1 Aug 2001 10:12:54 +0200
This is in fact very interesting because it points to the
future. What we will see is a number of configurations
Today it is best to strip off GNOME and running pure X to
do this but at some point you can't do this because the apps
assumes GNOME functionality.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Charles Iliya Krempeaux [mailto:aliensoldier home com]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 01, 2001 5:59 AM
> To: Jim Roland
> Cc: gnome-gui-list gnome org
> Subject: Re: Gnome/Mozilla for an Internet Cafe
> You should ask this over at the gnome-list gnome org
> This mailing list is for discussions about Usability,
> HCI, etc relating to GNOME.
> See ya
> Charles Iliya Krempeaux
> On 31 Jul 2001 20:32:22 -0500, Jim Roland wrote:
> > I'm trying to use Mozilla 0.9.2 for an internet cafe client
> of mine. I've
> > convinced them to go from Win2000 to Linux, but Win2000 was
> under a policy
> > configuration such that the only app available was Internet
> Explorer 5.x and
> > additional browser windows were disallowed. Certain URLs
> were also disabled
> > and local drive access was disabled.
> > It's running under a customized RedHat Linux 7.1 (Linux
> Terminal Server
> > Project) and I need Mozilla to do the following but can't
> seem to find a way
> > to make it work. I'm running gnome/sawfish/nautilus for a
> window manager
> > with only Mozilla the running app (no taskbar, etc). I
> need to make the
> > following happen:
> > 1) Menubar disappear (preferably) or at least be able to
> turn off certain
> > items like configuration settings, etc. Need to keep users
> from using
> > "File" "Edit", etc.
> > 2) Mozilla only in browser mode (no news, no mail, none of the other
> > "applications").
> > 3) Need to make Mozilla maxmize on each run. Apparently
> the -height -width
> > and -splash options don't work on the command line.
> > 4) I need to restrict certain URLs from being typed (eg, file:///,
> > telnet://, news://, etc. only allow http:// and https://)
> > 5) I need to disallow additional windows from popping up
> (prevent users from
> > getting a "new browser window").
> > 6) Prevent users from exiting Mozilla (I can restrict
> minimizing by not
> > runing the window manager).
> > ------------------
> > How can I make this happen? How much of this can I do in Gnome?
> > I would prefer to completely lock down the "guest" home
> directory but found
> > that ~ (home dir itself) and gnome directories (.gnome,
> .gconf, etc) must me
> > left writable by the guest account, otherwise gnome won't
> come up at all.
> > How can I make them all completely read only?
> > Regards,
> > Jim
> > (Please reply to the group and to my email address, thanks)
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