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[Bug 1159] New: needs documentation: desktop restrictions and how to change them


           Summary: needs documentation: desktop restrictions and how to
                    change them
           Product: Skolelinux
           Version: etch-test-03
          Platform: Other
        OS/Version: other
            Status: NEW
          Severity: enhancement
          Priority: P3
         Component: Documentation
        AssignedTo: debian-edu@lists.debian.org
        ReportedBy: holger@layer-acht.org

<white> klausade: the desktop access functions are restricted, that's correct
<white> a while ago i asked which restrictions we wanted to have and i put some 
into place to let the testers see
<white> feel free to fill in a bug report to remove some of them
<white> i put them in place, because teachers complaint that the students could 
do too many study-unrelated things
<finnarne> white: is there an easy way to  change so that students could 
actually start xterm ? 
<white> finnarne: if you want to enable it, go 
to /usr/share/debian-edu/students/share/config/kdeglobals and look at [KDE 
Action Restrictions]
<white> it can also be removed from the package, i disabled most of it (more or 
less also in the hope that the people come up with the ideal) :)
<klausade> white: can it be changed with kiosktool?
<white> klausade: it can be changed on the installed machine (edit the file i 
pasted to finnarne) or in the debian-edu-config package on svn
<white> klausade: sorry that you ran into it, but at least it starts a 
discussion of which ones are useful :)
<h01ger> white, it smells strange to edit a file in /usr to change a 
<white> it's kde
<h01ger> and can it be changed with kiosktools or does one have to use an 
<white> it is easier to use the editor i reckon
<h01ger> for "a teacher"?
<white> try to start kiosktool and then load the profile and see if it 
recognizes it

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