Urgent help request! was Re: how do you get something to run when a user logs on?
linuxnuke at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 00:25:34 BST 2008
Hi John and everyone,
Thanks for this post, I am also looking for the solution too.
I am deploying a lab with Edubuntu LTSP in a school, we have W2K3 domain
setup already, I have tried likewise on normal ubuntu, it joins the domain
and everything is ok, but it seems that I don't have luck with Edubuntu
LTSP, I am working on this and next step will be "how to map their home
drive when they log on to the lab?".
Thanks for your help.
On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 7:21 AM, john <lists.john at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am two days away from the start of school and the problem I
> described before still applies to me. If I can't figure this out I'll
> have to put off my upgrade to 8.04 (or 8.10 perhaps) until December.
> I'd really appreciate any help.
> This issue is I want to run some scripts that up until now have been
> called by /etc/profile. This has worked for me up through Edubuntu
> 7.04 The scripts use the system variables $HOME and $USER to map NFS
> shares to users desktops. I understand from oli and others that the
> image generated by 8.04 doesn't reference /etc/profile when users log
> When I tried calling these scripts from
> /etc/X11/Xsession.d per Ollies suggestion the scripts didn't seem to
> run, and in fact after accepting my credentials X just sent me back to
> the login screen, perhaps my syntax was incorrect. But I couldn't
> find any debug information in the logs to trouble shoot the issue.
> Where do I find more debug info?
> francois suggestion about putting the lines in
> /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/profile and then updating the image didn't work
> Below is the what I placed in my file called
> # SetupHome.sh
> # Clean up from previous session
> # Sweep all files from $HOME and $HOME/Desktop to $HOME/Desktop/ZDrive
> # (ignores directories).
> # Makes Desktop and ZDrive dir entries if needed.
> # Name of desktop itself
> if [ ! -e $dt ]
> mkdir $dt
> # Name of ZDrive on Desktop
> # Storage server, and pre-built index of students on the server
> # Make sure username is all lower case
> user=`echo $USER | tr A-Z a-z`
> # Zdrive does not exist, go figure it out
> if [ ! -e $zd ]
> # Search file server for this user's directory
> if grep "/$user"'$' $index > /tmp/us$$
> store=$server/`cat /tmp/us$$`
> # N.B., must fix for y3k compatibility
> rm -f /tmp/us$$
> # Teachers, for instance, won't have storage on student fileserver
> if [ -e $store ]
> ln -s $store $zd
> # No ZDrive available for this user, just quietly leave
> exit 0
> # If the user created files in the home directory, move them down
> # to the Desktop
> for src in "$HOME" "$dt"
> # Walk entries in this dir
> cd $src
> for x in *
> # Only process *files* in this dir
> if [ -f "$x" ]
> # Calculate default destination
> # Oops, already there, concatenate an index number
> if [ -e "$dest" ]
> # Start with <foo>_0, and count up until an opening is found
> while [ -e "$dest2" ]
> count=`expr $count + 1`
> cp "$x" "$dest2" && rm -f "$x"
> cp "$x" "$dest" && rm -f "$x"
> exit 0
> On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 8:27 AM, Oliver Grawert <ogra at ubuntu.com> wrote:
> > hi,
> > On Do, 2008-08-28 at 08:03 -0700, john wrote:
> >> Hi all,
> >> I was wondering where I can put scripts that I want to run when a user
> >> logs on to a thin client. I used to put them in /etc/profile but that
> >> doesn't seem to work under Hardy. It seems like LDM is somehow
> >> by-passing the stuff I put there. Can someone help me out?
> > ldm is executing /etc/X11/Xsession by default ... (like gdm or kdm do)
> > one option would be to put stuff into /etc/X11/Xsession.d, another is to
> > use the xdg autostart mechanism in /etc/xdg/autostart
> > ciao
> > oli
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