[K12OSN] LTSP guest accounts

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Sat Aug 25 16:18:57 UTC 2007

You need to setup autologins for the client machines.  In doing so, one 
thing you configure is a timeout, meaning the client machine will 
present the usual login screen for X seconds, allowing users with IDs to 
login if they wish, but if no one logs in after X seconds, the client 
machine automatically logs in using the ID you've assigned to it. 
Instructions on autologin are on the wiki at 
There are also a few other documents on the wiki on autologin, but I 
think this one is the most recent.


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.
> _______________________________________________
> K12OSN mailing list
> K12OSN at redhat.com
> https://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osn
> For more info see <http://www.k12os.org>

More information about the K12OSN mailing list