Re: How to do simple desktop configs?

I find myself in exactly this position.  I have to setup three labs of
twenty computers each with Linux and GNOME and I want the desktop to
revert to a known state every time a generic lab user logs in.  How does
one accomplish this?  A central , root controled desktop has been
discussed before numerous times.

I think this can be done in GNOME 2 by the use of Gconf but I'm not sure
having never played with it.  Frankly I would be more than a little
shocked if this feature is not part of GNOME 2.

I can't afford the lab to drop further behind the the administration
capabilities of Windows 2000 for centrally controlled desktops.  I've
fought hard to get Linux into the College, please consider these things
when designing GNOME.  I would hate to have to be told to remove Linux
because it takes too much admin time!!!

On Fri, 2002-02-22 at 06:14, William Lovaton wrote:
> El vie, 22-02-2002 a las 03:29, Jehan Procaccia int-evry fr escribió:
> > OK Thanks for the tip, but this is what I don't want to do. I am managing 
> > 2000 user accounts, on different NFS servers, I don't want to modify (even 
> > with scripts) 2000 ~user/.gnome-desktop every time I have to 
> > add/delete/change an icon on the desktop !.
> > 
> > If gnome developper read this, please think in future releases to include 
> > not only the reading of ~user/.gnome-desktop to populate desktop icons, 
> > but also a centralize gnome-desktop like /user/share/gnome/desktop for instance .
> > This would be very usefull for system adminisrators to be able to 
> > centralize gnome top menus and panel icons as well.
> What you want is something like Windows 2000 Desktop, there is an "All
> Users" directory, so you can put common elements to all users such as
> menu entries and desktop icons.
> You are right!  this is a nice feature and it would be great if that
> could be implemented in Gnome, KDE, etc.
> William.
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