[K12OSN] Strange edubuntu Behavior

Jeff Bonton fyrteach at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 29 12:59:40 UTC 2009


I did try the  ltsp-update-sshkeys command with no success. The server has a static IP.


> Date: Tue, 28 Apr 2009 20:24:11 -0400
> From: news at siddall.name
> To: k12osn at redhat.com
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Strange edubuntu Behavior
> Jeff Bonton wrote:
> > I have a strange issue with an Edubuntu server that is running 9.04 in a
> > school. I have been reading this list for some time and the level of
> > knowledge is amazing. I am hoping that someone has experienced this
> > problem and found a fix, or has an idea of what to look for. I am a noob
> > compared to the skills I see on this list.
> > 
> > I am thinking it has something to do with permissions, but that is only
> > a guess
> > 
> > When I go to log into the server it asks for my username once, but my
> > password twice. If I want to launch an application that requires root
> > access, ie: synaptic, it prompts for my password then does nothing. I
> > can launch the application from the CLI but it also asks for my password
> > twice.
> > 
> > About the same time, I cannot remember if it appeared at exactly the
> > same time, the clients started refusing to login. I enter the username
> > and password, the screen says verifying password for about a minute and
> > then it says that the server is not responding and goes to a black screen.
> > 
> > Any help or ideas will be appreciated.
> > 
> > Jeff Bonton
> I had some strange problems like "server not responding" until I ran
> ltsp-update-sshkeys.  In my case the cause was a server IP change so
> this may not help you.  Can't hurt to try though.
> Jeff
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