Cannot login from Thin Client (excepting first user created during install) - Was TFTP error
gmccullagh at gmail.com
Mon Feb 5 22:12:02 GMT 2007
On Tue, 06 Feb 2007, Paul J. Thompson wrote:
> The i386 Thin Client now gets an address and the login screen comes up.
> If I login under my original user id (the one created during the
> installation of Ubuntu (AMD64 6.10) and also used to install the ltsp
> system, I get loged in and the desktop appears. If I try to login as any
> other user (whether they have admin privileges or not) no login occurs. I
> goes off to do its thing but instead of getting a desktop, you just get
> returned to the login screen.
> So do ltsp users need to belong to an ltsp group or something? Or do I need
> to look elsewhere?
I don't think so (not at the moment anyway).
> Pointers would be most welcome.
A couple of suggestions:
1. After attempting login in as user <somebody>, have a look at
/home/<somebody>/.xsession-errors to see if their xsession launched but
died for some reason. Is anything being printed to that file -- when is
2. Check /var/log/auth.log on the server to verify that the user is indeed
being authenticated correctly, eg you should see lines like:
Feb 5 22:05:00 robin sshd: Accepted publickey for gavin from 192.168.1.13 port 46418 ssh2
Feb 5 22:05:00 robin sshd: (pam_unix) session opened for user gavin by (uid=0)
3. You can create an account in the ltsp chroot with the commands:
sudo chroot /opt/ltsp/i386/ /usr/sbin/adduser <username>
then on a thin client hit <ctrl><alt><F1>, login with the account
created and look at the ldm log in a file something like:
I can't recall the exact path/name.
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