[K12OSN] Users can't login

Gideon Romm ltsp at symbio-technologies.com
Wed Dec 8 17:21:31 UTC 2010

To disable compiz, try: sudo gconftool-2 --direct --config-source
xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --type string --set
/desktop/gnome/session/required_components/windowmanager metacity

On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 9:13 PM, Brian Fristensky <bfristen at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Gideon Romm wrote:
>> You should get yourself a shell on the thin client (either by setting
>> SCREEN_02=shell, SCREEN_07=ldm
> This gives me a command prompt on screen 2 on the thin client, but doesn't
> permit login by anyone
> OR by setting a root password in the
>> chroot and switching to the console after boot)
>> Then, try: ssh user at server
>> from the shell.
> Yes, it was necessary to use passwd to assign root a
> password in the chroot, and then rebuild the image.
> Now, on the thin client, I can switch to screen 2 and login to
> the thin client as root.
> At this point, I can run a command line session. From the thin client,
> I can login
> to the server via ssh. But if I try to ssh from the server to the
> client, I get the message
> ssh: connect to host port 22: Connection refused
> After logging in as root on the thin client, I can type
> X -query :1
> And get the graphic GDM user chooser, which lets me login as any
> user and run a full GNOME session on the server which displays
> on the thin client.
> This would almost be satisfactory if I could tunnel through ssh, but
> of course, sound and local devices USB devices won't work this way.
> But as Barry said in a previous, I must be very very close to getting
> LTSP to work.
>> If you get prompted with an "Are you sure?" or an "invalid key"
>> message, then your ssh keys are not in fact making it over - perhaps
>> you inadvertantly have a /root/.ssh/known_hosts file in your chroot
>> which you should not have?
> I checked. This file does not exist on the thin client.
> The thin client does have an /etc/ssh/ssh_known_hosts file.
>> Otherwise, if it is not a key issue, it could also be a compiz issue.
>> Disable or remove compiz from the server and try logging in again.
> I'm not familiar with compiz, but a quick Google search indicates that
> it looks like some sort of 3D rendering environment. How do I know
> if compiz is enabled, and if so, how would I disable it?
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