[ubuntu-uk] ubuntu-uk Digest, Vol 38, Issue 50

Adrian ubuntu-uk.list at just-contact.me.uk
Thu Jun 26 00:37:39 BST 2008


I do not know of a software way to do this but if you plan to be
stationary, have you thought of connecting it to an old crt monitor,
where the laptop can then be 

Or is this for holidays? sometimes a portable dvd player with screen
will only set you back £40-50.

of course if you can plug in a spare keyboard this thread may help

also if there is a way to have screen and kybd at 180deg and securely
vertical, the temptation to type is greatly reduced.

final suggestion, if the whole area is pretty flush, put piece of 2mm+
perspex, cut to the shape of the laptop and then secure it on with two
3inch bulldog clips or duck tape! You get the idea :D or an A4 portfolio
wallet and place the keyboard, covered with hardened cardboard or the
like, and place them inside the wallet.

having an autistic daughter makes you think outside the box! :)

> Message: 3
> Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 16:38:43 +0100
> From: Andrew Oakley <andrew at oakley.com>
> Subject: [ubuntu-uk] Lock keyboard/mouse without locking screen?
> To: British Ubuntu Talk <ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <48626683.3020700 at aoakley.com>
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> I have a two-year old daughter and an Ubuntu laptop (Hardy on a Dell 
> Inspiron 1520).
> How do I lock the keyboard and mouse without locking the screen? I 
> realise this may require installing new packages.
> For example, I want to be able to play a video on the laptop, whilst my 
> daughter to bashes the keys and clicks the mouse. Ideally the 
> keyboard/mouse would only be unlocked once a particularly difficult key 
> combination or sequence is pressed.
> I don't intend to leave my daughter alone with the laptop (result would 
> probably be Ribena spilt over it), but I would like to be able to sit on 
> the other side of the room and not have to constantly pull her away from it.
> -- 
> Andrew Oakley

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