[K12OSN] Purging ALL users

Shawn Powers spowers at inlandlakes.org
Mon Oct 25 19:38:41 UTC 2004

I am having some users (the ones that use linux out of loyalty to me -- 
these are the folks I want to spoil!!) that have openoffice processes 
that linger and never die.  I really want the feature that exists with 
gdm to purge all user processes on login.  I start icewm directly from 
the /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession file...  Is there a purge user script that I 
could call before launching icewm?  I don't want to switch from my 
vanilla xdm login window (because I've had a hard time limiting to only 
icewm in 4.0.1 on kdm, and my users freak out if they don't have login 
and password fields both on the same page, so gdm is out...)

And/Or -- is there a simple way to purge all current users processes 
without killing needed system processes?  (ie, kill all users processes 
without killing apache, or any of 100 other system needed things)  I 
could always restart the server, but that seems so windowsy...  :)

Man, what a kludge of an email that was.  Here are my questions:

1) can the "purge user processes" script be called by xdm?
2) can kdm be configured to ONLY allow icewm in 4.0.1?
3) is there any way to kill ALL users processes without bunkfidarnaking 
up the server and without rebooting?

Thanks a bunch all,

Shawn Powers
Technology Director
Inland Lakes Schools
PHN: 231-238-6868 x9174
FAX: 509-356-7024
spowers at inlandlakes.org

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