[K12OSN] default configuration questions

Nils Breunese nils at breun.nl
Tue Sep 25 15:08:49 UTC 2007

Jon Harder wrote:

> I have three configuration issues that I have not been able to
> resolve.
> First, how can I set the preferred mailreader to default to  
> thunderbird?
> That is, when a user first logs on, it is already thunderbird and they
> do not need to select it via the System -> Preferences -> More  
> Preferences ->
> Prefered Applications menu.

I did this on our K12LTSP 5EL install:

- Install gconf-editor (yum install gconf-editor)
- Start gconf-editor as root
- Navigate to /desktop/gnome/url-handlers/mailto
- Replace 'evolution --component=mail %s' with 'thunderbird -compose %s'
- Right-click the key and select 'Select as Default' (you can also  
choose Mandatory if you do not want to allow your users to change this)

> My second question involves selecting a default login screen for  
> the client
> computers. My current configuration includes this in
> /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/lts.conf:
>         SCREEN_01          = startx
>         SCREEN_02          = rdesktop
>                 RDP_SERVER = tserve
>                 RDP_OPTIONS = -a 16 -f
>         SCREEN_03          = shell
> Clients randomly choose between SCREEN_01 and SCREEN_02 when they
> start up. I want it to open consistently on SCREEN_01. Hopefully most
> users won't even need to know about rdesktop. I tried delaying the  
> startup
> of SCREEN_02 with a sleep of several seconds, but no luck with that.

I think it's strange that they'd choose randomly. We have startx on  
01 and shell on 02 and all clients boot to X by default.

> Finally, how do I change the default image on the linux login screen.
> Does it need to be a certain size?

You'd have to modify the GDM theme. I didn't change the theme, but  
just set remote logins to use the same GDM theme as local logins,  
which gets you the default CentOS/Fedora login screen. I think the  
CentOS 5 theme is pretty slick.

Nils Breunese.
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