[K12OSN] LTSP guest accounts

Almquist Burke balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Sat Aug 25 01:09:46 UTC 2007

I think there's a setup for autologin that gives you a certain amount  
of time to login if you have a user account. It used to be in the gdm  
or kdm config files IIRC.

On Aug 24, 2007, at 8:20 AM, Doug Simpson wrote:

> Ask about making Kiosks. . .and if there is a way to make a Kiosk  
> and still leave a way for a regular user to login.
> I don't know how to do it, but there has been much discussion about  
> it. The kiosk logs itself in and displays the browser automatically.
> Doug
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> De Queen Public Schools
> De Queen, AR
> simpsond at leopards.k12.ar.us
>>>> Nils Breunese <nils at breun.nl> 8/24/2007 7:37 AM >>>
> Hello guys,
> We're setting up a K12LTSP 5EL install and almost everything is
> working just fine. We currently in the process of setting up user
> accounts, but ran into a problem. We want to supply a couple of
> personal user accounts, but there are also a lot of people that
> should be able to use the LTSP terminals for just checking their
> email etcetera and we don't want to give out personal user accounts
> to all those hundreds of people. Mostly because they will log in so
> infrequently that most of them will not remember their username and
> password, so a guest account would probably be more appropriate. We
> noticed however that when multiple terminals are logged in under the
> same user account things don't go really smooth. Firefox complains
> about already running and we also can't reset the guest user's
> homedir as other people might still be logged in as that user while
> another terminal logs out. Did anyone ever manage to work this out or
> have an idea?
> Thanks,
> Nils Breunese.
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