[K12OSN] New to K12LTSP - basic help please

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Fri Dec 28 01:07:04 UTC 2007

Just to pile on what others have said:

-For modifying the login screen, see the link to the wiki that Mel gave.  You'll 
find a lot of good info on the wiki; have a look around.

-For the teacher, there is no special login, so just create one; don't use the 
root account for the teacher.  You may want to setup the teacher account with 
sudo access, as there are somethings that may require root-like access, and you 
don't want the teacher to login as root.

-Use Sabayon for customizing everyone's menus.  I don't think it's installed by 
default, but you should be able to install it via yum (command line) or YumEx (GUI).

-AND--and this is arguably the most important part--post any questions to this 
list.  Everyone is quite friendly and will do what they can to help you out.


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,
> John,
> Bakersfield, Ca.
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