> A while back I had to 'lock' down the KDE 1.2 desktop for a corporate
> desktop and with some advice from David Faure this was acheived by
> editing the source code, we are now upgrading to 2.1 and need to do
> the same.
You will probably want to set the permissions for "$HOME/Desktop" to:
root:root 755 to keep users from adding stuff to the desktop.
Quote:> How can I stop the CDROM and floppy icons from re appearing on the
> desktop every time a user logs in?
In the Control Center:
Look & Feel => Desktop: uncheck "Enable Dynamic Desktop Devices"
If you want to restrict access to the CD-ROM and floppy drive, you can
remove "user" or "users" from that drives parameters in "/etc/fstab".
If, with the floppy, it is only DOS (& Windows) floppies, you can set
the "umask" to 77.
If you don't want anyone but root mounting removable media, then set the
directory: "/mnt/" to: root:root 700.
Quote:> How can I stop a user from right clicking on a desktop icon to change
> its properties?
You can change any icon file to: root:root 644, and then users can use
the icon but not change it.
Quote:> How can I stop them from configuring the Panel.
Does making "kickerrc": root:root 644 work?
If you don't want them running the Control Center, you can remove it
from the panel and/or change its execution permission: root:root 700.