edubuntu multiusers!

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Mon Nov 12 09:28:48 GMT 2007


On Mon, 12 Nov 2007, lucas antoine wrote:

> chroot /opt/ltsp/i386
> adduser toto
> exit
> ltsp-update-image
> should create a user toto in the LTSP image.
> But I can't use it a the login screen on my thin client. I only can use
> the server's user.

You misunderstand how LTSP thin clients work.

1. A minimal operating system boots on each thin client. this operating
   system comes over the network and in the usual case has no applications
   or user accounts whatsoever.

2. X server (graphical system) starts up and a login screen program (LDM)
   starts so you see a username prompt.  This runs on the thin client.

3. When you provide username and password, LDM takes those details and
   attempts to log you on to the server.  If successful, you see a desktop
   which is running on the server but displaying on your thin client.

All accounts are on the server.  You can create an account on the thin
client, but that's only really useful for debugging.  You can press
<ctrl><atl><F1> to get a text console on the thin client and login with
your local thin client account.  This is really not for users though.

All user programs run on the server.  This is why WINE is visible when
installed on the server but not when installed on the client.


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