Do a basic parental lock until someone logs in.
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM, Chris <cyber.druif@xxxxxxxxx
How about dropping in all together? Only lock certain parts, like
x-rated movies and the time-grid part etc. No need to log in to
watch recorded movies accessible for all ages or other content.
Again, only logging in when you come to "dangerous" parts of the
system for young kids.
With metta, Chris
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 21:37, Callum Saunders
<dancemeep@xxxxxxxxx <mailto:dancemeep@xxxxxxxxx>> wrote:
Ubuntu TV being desktop and having a TV mode seems to defeat
the purpose of TV, it would complicate the whole experience.
Multiple accounts would be good, probably necessary when
working with Ubuntu One. I don't think it should ask for login
at startup though as it slows down getting to content (Imagine
realising you're about to miss Doctor Who and having to login
into your TV?
I'd prefer if it just booted into default mode, straight into
channels and then people can log in if they want their stuff.
On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 8:10 PM, Jo-Erlend Schinstad
I was thinking about Ubuntu TV after seeing Alan Bells
1) The TV is also a Big Screen.
I disagree with the idea that Ubuntu TV should only be TV.
What I would like, is to have one TV-mode for actually
watching TV, and another for an extra desktop thing. I
think it would be nice if the "show desktop" feature was
used for this. When you show the desktop, then your normal
Unity becomes visible with the desktop Unity, etc. Hit the
button again, and the screen fades back into TV mode.
2) User management.
Ubuntu TV should support multiple users, for multiple
reasons. One good reason is permissions. Parents should be
able to choose which sites and channels their kids are
allowed to watch and when. Kids of different ages should
be able to watch different things. Some wives might want
to control their husbands as well. ;)
Another thing is obviously favorite channels, bookmarks
(which we need to come up with a better name for),
personal applications and settings. You would also
configure your personal devices, which would be recognized
automatically. (I'll get back to that)
When you "start" the TV, you should be presented with a
login screen which should be remote controllable using a
standard remote (and other things). The default option
would be to log in as Guest (perhaps Viewer, or something
like that would be better). This account would have
2) Controlling Ubuntu TV.
When you start the TV, you choose a user using a normal
remote control or your phone using bluetooth. You would
then be able to choose which devices to use. For instance,
I would bring my netbook and phone and sit down on my
couch. I then pick up the remote control on the table (or
start an app on my phone) and press the on-button. That
displays a welcome screen:
3) Ima Nother
I press 2 to choose "Jo-Erlend" and then I'm displayed
with a second screen:
1) Enter your PIN using the remote control.
2) Activate joe-netbook and joe-phone
3) Only use joe-netbook
4) Only use joe-phone
This is where it gets interesting. I can log in using the
remote control, entering a PIN number I've chosen. This
only provides access to watch TV and not other parts of
the system, since a PIN doesn't provide much security, but
sufficient to watch TV.
However, that's boring. Instead, I choose to activate my
netbook and phone. These are discovered on the WLAN. If I
activate my phone, then a remote control app is run on the
phone which is then used as an input device and I can
login using an onscreen keyboard. I can then use my real
password, providing full access to my user account on the
big screen. I would use my phone as a dynamic, touchbased
remote control, with play controls and lenses to easily
access content, but also get webfeed updates on it -- from
the TV system, etc. I should be able to switch to desktop
mode, and then the phone can be used as a mouse and an
Activating my netbook means the TV connects to it, and I
can then use my laptops keyboard and touchpad as input
units for the TV, providing me with a very big screen to
do any kind of work, like a big spreadsheet or anything.
This solution is already readily available in Synergy,
which is available for OS X, Windows, GNU/Linux, meaning
that any laptop can easily be used for this as long as
Synergy is running on it.
It would be nice if you could use tablets for this as
well, at least as a mouse and keyboard for the TV, but the
TV should also be able to display things on the tablet in
What do you think?
Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-__tv
Post to : ubuntu-tv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-__tv
More help : https://help.launchpad.net/__ListHelp
Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-tv
Post to : ubuntu-tv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~ubuntu-tv
More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp