[K12OSN] New to K12LTSP - basic help please

Craig White craig at tobyhouse.com
Thu Dec 27 20:53:28 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-12-27 at 11:48 -0800, John Montoya 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,
I use kdm and not gdm but I believe that you will find all you need to
know here...

cat /etc/gdm/custom.conf


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