dier02
Posts: 8
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2015 12:20 pm

Blocking access to games

Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:11 pm

Hi,

I want to block student access to games but not remove the games. How could I do this? Could I remove the games tab from the main menu? or is there another way of doing this?

User avatar
Imperf3kt
Posts: 355
Joined: Tue Jun 20, 2017 12:16 am
Location: Australia

Re: Blocking access to games

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:23 am

Give them a new user and don't give that user permission to execute the games?

Note: I am a Windows guy, so while I know this works on Linux, I couldn't tell you how.
Pi3b - 'normal use' temperature (25% CPU load) 76℃, ambient 21℃

User avatar
DougieLawson
Posts: 30429
Joined: Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:19 pm
Location: Basingstoke, UK
Contact: Website

Re: Blocking access to games

Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:08 am

dier02 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Hi,

I want to block student access to games but not remove the games. How could I do this? Could I remove the games tab from the main menu? or is there another way of doing this?
The easiest way is sudo apt-get purge somenameofsomepackagethatincludesthegamesgoeshere. That will remove the menu items in the process of un-installing the game.
Microprocessor, Raspberry Pi & Arduino Hacker
Mainframe database troubleshooter
MQTT Evangelist
Twitter: @DougieLawson

Since 2012: 1B*5, 2B*2, B+, A+, Zero*2, 3B*3

Please post ALL technical questions on the forum. Do not send private messages.

B.Goode
Posts: 4689
Joined: Mon Sep 01, 2014 4:03 pm
Location: UK

Re: Blocking access to games

Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:01 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:08 am
dier02 wrote:
Thu Oct 12, 2017 10:11 pm
Hi,

I want to block student access to games but not remove the games. How could I do this? Could I remove the games tab from the main menu? or is there another way of doing this?
The easiest way is sudo apt-get purge somenameofsomepackagethatincludesthegamesgoeshere. That will remove the menu items in the process of un-installing the game.

OP asked:
I want to block student access to games but not remove the games.

@dier02 - what age and level of ability are the students concerned? Have you modified the login/authentication arrangements from standard Raspbian? Because if you don't remove the games they are likely to find and run them. And even if you remove them they could reinstall them. What is your real aim here?

Return to “Using Raspberry Pi in the classroom”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest