[K12OSN] New to K12LTSP - basic help please

Mel Wade mel at melwade.com
Thu Dec 27 20:05:48 UTC 2007

This isn't a full answer, but something to get you going.

fl_teachertool - very useful and important!

For KDE there is the Kiosk Admin Tool
I believe there is something similar for Gnome, but can't remember right


On 12/27/07, John Montoya <jomonto at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello-
> *Brand New User* - to the K12LTSP.
> A local middle school somehow came across the K12LTSP and purchased a new
> server for their lab.
> They have zero Linux experience and are a Windows house, they really
> didn't know what they were purchasing.
> So... I've been called in to help out with the deployment. I'm impressed
> with the project and recommended they give it a try.
> They delivered a brand new server to me. I installed *K12LTSP 6.0.0 - *and
> I have it all up and running.
> Workstations log in fine... functionally, for the most part - everything
> seems to be working ok.
> But now I'm stuck - before I send this server back, I need some basic
> questions answered - and or - at least a couple of pointers in the right
> direction.
>  -- K12LTSP 6.0.0 - Using the Gnome desktop --
> ** Workstation Login Screen*
> I figured out how to add the school's logo to the main login screen. Now,
> is there a way to remove the menu items in the upper left screen.
> I want to remove, Session, Language, and Theme - leaving only Disconnect.
> ** Workstation Desktop*
> Now once logged in. I have three icons (Computer, Home folder and Trash) -
> but I also have full menus at the top of the page.
> Is there a way to limit access? The students do not "Places" or "System"
> menus - and in "Applications" they don't need "system tools".
> ** Now for the teacher.....*
> The teacher logs in as who.... ??
> Of course we don't want the teacher to log in to the server as root. Is
> there a special '"teacher" configuration / login?
> ANY pointers or suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
> Thank you for your time,
> John,
> Bakersfield, Ca.
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Mel Wade
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