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Re: Setup a Launcher(wine) for both Gnome/KDE and how to lock wallpaper and icons



--- On Wed, 10/8/08, Beartooth <Beartooth swva net> wrote:

> From: Beartooth <Beartooth swva net>
> Subject: Re: Setup a Launcher(wine) for both Gnome/KDE and how to lock wallpaper and icons
> To: fedora-list redhat com
> Date: Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 9:56 AM
> On Tue, 07 Oct 2008 19:35:34 -0700, 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?
> 
> 	If you're in North America, try asking what your local
> public 
> library does. Most of them have one or another of two or
> three programs 
> which, daily at the library's closing time,
> automatically purge all 
> changes made during the day. Those are probably Windows
> programs, but 
> there might be one that will run under wine. (I'd bet
> that other 
> libraries in other parts of the world have such software,
> too; but I 
> don't know for sure.)
> 
> -- 
> Beartooth Staffwright, PhD, Neo-Redneck Linux Convert
> Fedora 8 & 9; Alpine 2.00, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3.0.6;
> Dillo 0.8.6, Galeon 2, Epiphany 2, Opera 9, Firefox 2 &
> 3
> Remember I know precious little of what I am talking about.
> 
> -- 


For the school computers, That is taken care of :)

and the link to the calculator program appears to be fixed for two machines at least.  I copied the executable to the desktop and it runs from there :)

Regards,

Antonio 


      


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