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



This is EXACTLY what I need for my middle school media center.  Thank you.

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Jim Hays
Technology Director
Monticello CUSD#25
Monticello, IL  61856
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> --- 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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