Ubuntu-ltsp is not a mess! [ but needs some polish :) ]

Richard Doyle rdoyle at islandnetworks.com
Thu Sep 11 16:07:01 BST 2008

On Thu, 2008-09-11 at 09:37 -0500, Scott Balneaves wrote:
> On Thu, Sep 11, 2008 at 02:07:23PM +0200, Pierre Yann Baco wrote:
> > First sites used woody+LTSP4.2. Last june, the local education 
> > department required all schools to be updated to Ubuntu Hardy + LTSP5. 
> > I've done so (inc. adding an extra 64Mb in some (too) thin clients) in 
> > august. Globally, the new solution runs fine. LTSP5 is easy to 
> > setup-configure, it supports a large set of hardware, local USB-sound 
> > works like a charm.
> Good to hear.


> > 2°) PolicyKit:
> >    - Can't use GNOME administration utilities (users-admin etc.) on a 
> > thin client. (same happens within NX remote sessions). Works only on 
> > server console. It's also a real issue when the server is in a locked 
> > room. I've found a couple of threads about this, but could not find a 
> > real solution for it. I've tried almost all polkit-gnome-authorization 
> > configurations: still no success. And don't even think to ask a teacher 
> > to run useradd/userdel from command line to add 30 login names every 
> > Sept 1st....
> OK, we'll have a look into this one.  Is this a case where policy-kit isn't
> remote aware, I wonder.

This is indeed a problem with Ubuntu Hardy. See:

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