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Re: [K12OSN] GDM Auo-relogin specific user to term SOLVED!



To the Wiki, To the Wiki!!

--- Mark Ehle <markehle hotmail com> wrote:
> Folks -
> 
> I hope that this is not old news - it sure is new to me! I was trying to
> get 
> GDM to auto re-login a specific user to a specific terminal, like user
> ws001 
> always will relogin itself to terminal ws001, user ws002 to term ws002,
> etc.
> 
> I almost gave up on my quest and was trying to get mozilla to use a 
> terminal-specific profile so that I could log all the terminals to
> "public", 
> but when you crash one term, all of them re-start. Not good for a bank of
> 
> public library users! Or anybody, for that matter.
> 
> I finally found a way to do it, described by Malcolm Silberman On Tue, 
> 2003-02-11 from the Ltsp-discuss list. Malcolm must be a genius. Here is 
> what he wrote:
> 
> --- gdm-conf ---
> [daemon]
> AutomaticLoginEnable=true
> AutomaticLogin=/usr/bin/autologin.sh|
> TimedLoginEnable=true
> TimedLogin=/usr/bin/autologin.sh|
> TimedLoginDelay=30
> 
> [security]
> AllowRemoteAutoLogin=true
> -- end ---
> 
> --- autologin.sh ---
> #!/bin/bash
> HOSTNAME=`echo ${DISPLAY} | cut -f1 -d: | awk -F . {' print $1 '}`
> echo $HOSTNAME
> exit 0
> --- end ---
> 
> You need to make sure that there are corresponding users and entries in 
> dhcpd.conf for every terminal -
> like:
> 
>     host ws001 {
>         hardware ethernet     00:04:23:26:2C:5A;
>         fixed-address         192.168.0.1;
>     }
>     host ws002 {
>         hardware ethernet     00:04:23:26:2C:5A;
>         fixed-address         192.168.0.2;
> 
> And users named ws001, ws002, etc.
> 
> This works slick!  Thanks again, Malcolm!
> 
> Mark Ehle
> Computer Support Librarian
> Willard Public Library
> Battle Creek, MI
> 
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