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Re: Custom configuration of network clients

Patrice Neff skrev:
> Hi,
> I would like to configure the hosts in a Skolelinux network according 
> to our standards. Things I'm thinking about currently:
>   - sources.list file changes (use Internet or apt-proxy host in the 
> network)
>   - Installation of Gnome instead of KDE (probably, not decided yet  -
> but we use Gnome in the current network)
>   - Probably a few customizations of Gnome (or KDE) such as the 
> application menu and putting Firefox as the default browser instead  of
> Konqueror
> My clients are not thin-clients but workstations.
> First: is there any way built into Skolelinux to do that kind of 
> configuration automatically at the moment? If yes, can you point me  to
> the documentation - I did not find it.

To change your network parameters you can use this little howto:

I don't think there is specific documentation on how to switch to Gnome,
but this could be a start:

apt-get install gnome-desktop-environment

If you feel this could be useful for others, then please write and
submit documentation once you have done a sucessful swap to Gnome :)

> If not, I have a few ideas how one could go about this:
>   - Automated installation using e.g. FAI
>   - Customize debian-edu-config and burn my own CD (how do you  compile
> Skolelinux CDs by the way?)
>   - The Skolelinux default CD could look for some customizations on 
> tjener and download them from there. Maybe also a Debian package or 
> some cfengine files.
> Thank you for any pointers. And if I missed existing documentation  for
> that: apologies.
> Patrice

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Ragnar Wisløff
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