edubuntu-users Digest, Vol 9, Issue 14

David Caldwell dcaldwell at
Fri Feb 23 09:42:25 GMT 2007


This worked! Thankyou sooo much! I thought there must be a simple way of doing it...

I guess this will work for other desktop managers like XFCE as well?

Next question: any idea how to install kickoff (the SuSE style kicker) for the clients? When I tried on my Edubuntu 6.06 server, the KDE panel vanished. I have it running fine on kubuntu edgy at home - maybe it only works with Edgy?

Many thanks for your help,


PS: maybe a howto for installing kubuntu (or other desktop managers) on to edubuntu is called for?


David Caldwell
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----- Original Message -----
From: Oliver Grawert
[mailto:ogra at]
To: edubuntu-users at
Sent: Thu, 22
Feb 2007 12:14:23 +0000
Subject: Re: edubuntu-users Digest, Vol 9, Issue

> On Mi, 2007-02-21 at 13:00 +0000, David Caldwell wrote:
> > Thanks, Gavin.
> > 
> > In dhcpd.conf I didn't actually add anything - I altered the IPs to
> > match the server and the subnet I'm on and altered the DHCP address
> > range.
> > 
> > Initially, I tried simply doing an 'apt-get install kubuntu-desktop'
> > on the server, but I couldn't see how I could get a thin client to log
> > into a KDE session so I thought I had to chroot the kubuntu-desktop
> > install it instead. 
> > 
> > So, if I rebuild the ltsp file system and install kubuntu-desktop on
> > the server (it is actually already installed), do you know what steps
> > I need to take to enable clients to log into KDE (I'd like it to be
> > default)?
> for changing the default globally just run: 
> update-alternatives --config x-session-manager
> for users that want to constantly use KDE you can also create an
> ~/.xsession file, it will override the system settings
> apart from that, ldm has a session selection menu by defaul (since edgy)
> if you want to temporary change to a differnt than the default session.
> ciao
> 	oli

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