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Old 12-12-2011, 02:06 PM
"David Trask"
Default Ok...I'm back...Autologin and shutting down/rebooting thin-clients remotely

It's been a while. *I've been out of the edubuntu loop (I was one of the original users) for a while as I've been using something else, but necessity and desire have brought me back. *It's good to be back too. *I've set up a test server and clients for 11.10 and have been playing around. *iTalc does most of what I need. *BUT...

Here's what I need to do. *For our youngest kids (kindergarten), I need to set the thin-clients to login automatically in the computer lab. *Having them try to log in is simply too time consuming at that age. *What I do now is set my lab to "auto-login" for the first period and then at the end of the period, I set it back to "normal login". *I can figure out how to do it sorta' manually by having two copies of lts.conf and switching between them...one with autologin set up with ldm and one without. *(I cannot just do the default autologin=true as the server is for the whole building and I'm simply trying to control one computer lab). *Now...if there is a more elegant solution, I'm happy to try it. *My issue is....

In order for my idea to work, I need to be able to physically reboot the thin-clients or they don't pick up the change in lts.conf. *Is there a way to reboot and/or shut-down *thin-clients? *I would imagine if one can ssh into the thin-clients, then they can be rebooted...correct? *Then perhaps I could script it? *Any ideas and how-to's are welcome. *(I could even use some tips on how to ssh into the clients) *Thanks!

David Trask
Technology Director/Teacher
Vassalboro Community School
(207) 923-4305

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