[K12OSN] default configuration questions

Rob Owens rowens at bio-chemvalve.com
Tue Sep 25 15:54:54 UTC 2007

I came up with a solution to the "random screen" problem a few weeks
back.  See this thread:

Basically it involves inserting a 'read' statement into the screen
scripts located in /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/screen.d/

I can also email the list with my screen scripts if anyone thinks it
would be useful.  Hmm, maybe I should put this on the wiki.


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.
> 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.
> Finally, how do I change the default image on the linux login screen.
> Does it need to be a certain size?
> Thanks,
> --
> Jon Harder
> Mountain Lake (MN) Public Schools
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