Antonio Olivares wrote: > Dear fellow fedora users, > > I run a windows binary using wine in several machines that I have > in the classroom. Some run KDE and some run GNOME, one machine runs Fedora 7, another runs Fedora 8 and a third runs Fedora 9. Two of the three run KDE while one runs GNOME as the default. Both Desktops are installed. I run Virtual Calculator > > http://www.ticalc.org/archives/files/fileinfo/84/8442.html > > on the machines so that students can use a virtual calculator(no batteries get lost, actual calculators get lost/misplaced/stolen,... etc). I run it with a command from a terminal shell: > > [olivares localhost ~]$ wine ~/Virtual\ Calculator/Vti.exe & > > I have tried to create launchers under both GNOME/KDE but they do > not run successfully. The calculator resides in a student directory with their own account. same command as above. How can I create a launcher correctly. I have tried drag and drop the executable unto the desktop, but it does not work all of the time. > > Also, how can I protect the compter from how I have it setup so that students cannot change the background, move the icons and mess with the settings. They have crashed the KDE 4 desktop several times and I have to reset the bottom panel back to how I like it. I have created a copy of the ~/.kde directory like > $ mkdir -p ~/.kde_backup $ cp -ra ~/.kde ~/.kde_backup > > and when something goes bad or not to my liking I restore everything by brute force. Is there a more efficient way? > > Thank you for answers/suggestions/advice provided. > > Regards, > > Antonio > What does the command the launcher uses? I uses something like this, and it works just fine: env WINEPREFIX="/home/mikkel/.wine" wine "C:\GEBLibrarian\GEBLibrarian.exe" You do not have to set WINEPREFIX, but it is a good idea, especially if you have more then one Wine configuration like I do. You can also use it to set up a common C: drive for all users, and then a specific D: drive for their data. If they have read-only access to the C: drive, they are not going to be able to add programs, or mess things up too much. If you don't want to go the shared Wine environment, you can always put the base configuration in /etc/skel/.wine, and each new user will bet it. Oh yes, if you use run Windows install program in Wine that creates a desktop icon, it will create a launcher on your desktop. Mikkel -- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for thou art crunchy and taste good with Ketchup!
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