[K12OSN] Improve loading time for OOo

Samps samps at redjocks.com
Mon Oct 18 00:17:25 UTC 2004

David Trask wrote:
> "Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
> Sunday, October 17, 2004 at 6:34 AM +0000 wrote:
>>I tried just creating them on the E-smith server but it didn't work. 
>>Apparently K12LTSP needs to store some info about each and everyone of
>>It's not a big hassle tho' and their passwords don't need to be 
>>maintained on the K12LTSP server, only on the E-smith.
>>Much of what I've done to get it running has been trial-of-error. I only 
>>really started digging into K12LTSP recently, and into Linux only this 
>>year, so I'm still a struggling newbie. Most likely, someone will be 
>>able to tell me about simpler or more correct ways to do things but I'm 
>>learning a lot and I really appreciate that.
> Hope you don't mind. I'm living vicariously through you at the moment :-) 
> Try this if you get a chance....create the user in E-Smith (SME)...mount
> the home dir and then use the reset desktop command on the K12LTSP server
> to "populate" the home folder with the necessary stuff.....the command is
> found in /opt/ltsp/templates/k12linux.....then run the 
> reset-default-desktop command (usage:   . reset-default-desktop username) 
> I suspect that your creating the users on the K12LTSP box is simply
> "populating" the home folder with the necessary stuff during the creation,
> and this may simply replace this process.  To do it for all users use the
> "reset-all-desktops" command in the same directory.  This is just like
> using "reset desktop" as a session...does not destroy users data...it
> simply copies the contents of /etc/skel to the user's home dir.  One idea
> that may help....you may need to change the permissions for the home dirs
> to do this....change them to  chmod 777 /home/*   and when you finish
> change them back chmod 700 /home/*
> David N. Trask

Thanks for the tip.

I was about to script my way out of creating a huge load of users (on 
four servers + the e-smith), if your trick works then I'll have saved a 
lot time and effort.


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