edubuntu-devel Digest, Vol 8, Issue 3

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Thu Jan 5 16:51:53 UTC 2006

On Thu, Jan 05, 2006 at 06:56:59AM -0700, Clint Tinsley wrote:
> > > At this point I try to start my thin client, its working with 
> > > K12LTSP. Thin Client starts fine until when it's asking username 
> > > and password. I tried to give a username and password and press 
> > > OK, but screen went black and then grey and X came in the middle 
> > > of the sceen, and finally it goes back to login screen.
> > 
> > Funny, I had the exact same problem yesterday, also moving from K12LTSP
> > to Edubuntu.
> > 
> > With help from ogra on the #edubuntu IRC channel, I did this:
> > 
> > $ sudo ltsp-update-sshkeys
> > 
> > Edubuntu uses ssh to connect with thin clients, and this fixed the
> > problem for me.
> This needs to be noted in the installation notes for edubuntu.  I had the
> same challenge that needed the same resolution.  It's undocumented at this
> point.  mhz enlightened me about the need to do this.

The need to do this under what circumstances?  This command is already run
by ltsp-build-client during the installation, and there should never be a
need to run it again unless the server hostname (or possibly IP address) is

 - mdz

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