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SRS 5.4 on S11.1 - Why the GNOME Lock Downs?

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Testing the SRS 5.4 Solaris desktop on x86 Solaris 11.1.

Why were such restrictive GNOME lock downs enabled for regular users by default?

As a regular user, simple preferences are unchangeable. You can't add icons to your desktop, you can't add icons to an existing panel, you can't add a new panel, you can't add launchers to panels, you can't adjust preferences for existing widgets (like the Workspace Switcher), etc.

Looks like a new GNOME gconf config source was introduced (gconf.xml.multi.user.desktop.mandatory) w/ the new Multi-User desktop pkg in SRS 5.4. Looks like the following restrictive parameters...

/apps/panel/global/locked_down true
/desktop/gnome/lockdown/disable_command_line true
/desktop/gnome/lockdown/restrict_application_launching true

...were the culprit. Can someone offer some background, please?

Thanks.
  • 1. Re: SRS 5.4 on S11.1 - Why the GNOME Lock Downs?
    997628 Newbie
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    A little more background on this. There appear to be 2 packages added during SRS 5.4 installation. Removal of 1, resolved this issue...

    pkg uninstall gnome/config/gconf/multi-user-desktop

    Now regular users can operate reasonably in a GNOME environment. SRS 5.4 continues to function fine w/out this pkg.

    Still don't understand why the product would be released w/ such harsh GNOME lock downs. A regular user should have access to reasonable preferences.

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