[Wine] Re: Multiple users without write permission on "drive_c"
skorka at gmx.net
Mon Mar 19 00:50:32 CDT 2007
Grischa Stegemann <grix7-usenet at yahoo.de> wrote:
> I have a multiuser environment with lots of users. Some of them are supposed to
> use a program running with wine. The problem is how to make the users in
> question use a global "drive_c" directory without giving them write permissions
> to it?
> So far I have a wrapper script which copies a '.wine' skeleton into the users
> home directory with apropriate links in '.wine/dosdevices' and afterwards
> calls 'wine $myprogram'.
> That works up to the point where the user launches a file dialog in $myprogram
> where he doesn't see any directories because of a
> missing 'drive_c/windows/profiles/$USER'.
> Giving the users write access to 'drive_c/windows/profiles' is NOT an option.
> So how can I have multiple (arbitrary) users using the same "windows
> installation" without write permissions on the corresponding 'drive_c'?
You'll have to give each user his own drive_c. To avoid wasting lots of
disk space you can use lndir (1).
> Besides, I also would like to know how to define a larger default font for the
> programs running with wine. http://wiki.winehq.org/UsefulRegistryKeys is NOT
> helpful here since it does not clarify which exact keys should be set to what
> values in order to change which font to this and that size... :-/ This may be
> due to my lack of knowledge about Windows of course....
The wiki is down ATM, but there is an entry concerning DPI or some such
thing. IIRC, increasing this value will increase the displayed font
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