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Re: [K12OSN] LTSP guest accounts

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 http://k12ltsp.org/mediawiki/index.php/A_more_complete_How-To_for_setting_up_autologin_of_clients_using_Gnome_%26_GDM 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 Simpson
Technology Specialist
De Queen Public Schools
De Queen, AR
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Nils Breunese <nils 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?


Nils Breunese.

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