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Old 11-27-2007, 09:46 PM
 
Default edubuntu-users Digest, Vol 18, Issue 43

Dear Oliver,

Very Cool.

Regards,

Flint


On Tue, 27 Nov 2007, edubuntu-users-request@lists.ubuntu.com wrote:

> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 22:39:44 +0000
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> 1. Re: authenticating to alternate server (Randall Swift)
> 2. awesome video series about edubuntu (Oliver Grawert)
> 3. Re: authenticating to alternate server (David Trask)
> 4. Re: awesome video series about edubuntu (David Trask)
> 5. Re: authenticating to alternate server (Randall Swift)
> 6. Fw: alternate dhcp (Jim Kronebusch)
> 7. Re: authenticating to alternate server (Jim Kronebusch)
> 8. RE: LTSP some LCD monitors hangs during init (Christian Jorgensen)
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> Message: 1
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:09:19 -0500
> From: "Randall Swift" <swift@msad52.org>
> Subject: Re: authenticating to alternate server
> To: "David Trask" <dtrask@vcsvikings.org>
> Cc: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID:
> <fc.00802e7100ae4aa400802e7100adaba2.ae4aea@msad52 .k12.me.us>
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> "David Trask" <dtrask@vcsvikings.org> writes:
>> "Randall Swift" <swift@msad52.org> writes:
>>> I did that, the problem now is my server hangs on reboot at "loading
>>> kernel log daemon" and will not go any further. It has only done this
>>> since I ran smbldap ldap client. I turned off ACPI and it made no
>>> difference.
>>
>> Is the samba-ldap server working OK? Just trying to get my bearings here
>> and figure exactly what is failing.
>>
>> David N. Trask
>> Technology Teacher/Director
>> Vassalboro Community School
>> dtrask@vcsvikings.org
>> (207)923-3100
>>
>>
>
> I have it working now, the minorfixes that were in Jim's how to solved the
> problem.
> http://www.1-cs.com/gutsy_ubuntu_ldap_howto.txt
> the changes to step 8 and 10 solved it.
> However, I still cannot use openoffice or firefox on the terminals. The
> reason why I switched from fedora to edubuntu was to see if it would solve
> the problems with OO and firefox, no luck. Thanks for all the help. I am
> still trying to figure out the application issues. I hope I do not need to
> blow away my samb/ldap server.
>
> Randy Swift
> Network Administrator
> Leavitt Area High School
> Turner, Maine 04282
> (207)225-3533
> swift@msad52.k12.me.us
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 2
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:23:38 +0100
> From: Oliver Grawert <ogra@ubuntu.com>
> Subject: awesome video series about edubuntu
> To: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <1196169818.18506.81.camel@laptop>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
>
> hi,
>
> i just stumbled over a totally awesome video series about using edubuntu
> in libraries, i collected links to the 9 videos on
> https://wiki.edubuntu.org/EdubuntuVideoIntroduction
> but am missing teh time to put much more text on it atm, probably
> someone wants to step up do add some flesh between the links
>
> ciao
> oli
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> Message: 3
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:28:51 -0400
> From: "David Trask" <dtrask@vcsvikings.org>
> Subject: Re: authenticating to alternate server
> To: "Randall Swift" <swift@msad52.org>
> Cc: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
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> "Randall Swift" <swift@msad52.org> writes:
>> I hope I do not need to
>> blow away my samb/ldap server.
>
>
> If you do...let me know first....I have some ideas for you to preserve all
> the data. You will lose the user passwords, but then again as I've
> mentioned in the past...when you move to enforced passwords that YOU
> generate....life will become a lot easier for you...especially when it
> comes to system rescue and user data ;-)
>
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Director
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask@vcsvikings.org
> (207)923-3100
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 4
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 08:36:06 -0400
> From: "David Trask" <dtrask@vcsvikings.org>
> Subject: Re: awesome video series about edubuntu
> To: "Oliver Grawert" <ogra@ubuntu.com>
> Cc: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID:
> <fc.004c57de002d0c733b9aca00fa933c2b.2d0c74@vcsvik ings.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
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> Oliver Grawert <ogra@ubuntu.com> writes:
>> hi,
>>
>> i just stumbled over a totally awesome video series about using edubuntu
>> in libraries, i collected links to the 9 videos on
>> https://wiki.edubuntu.org/EdubuntuVideoIntroduction
>> but am missing teh time to put much more text on it atm, probably
>> someone wants to step up do add some flesh between the links
>
> Wow! These are great! I've watched 1 and 2 already....I will take a
> crack at adding text and so forth later today....thanks for the links!
>
> David N. Trask
> Technology Teacher/Director
> Vassalboro Community School
> dtrask@vcsvikings.org
> (207)923-3100
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 5
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 11:45:05 -0500
> From: "Randall Swift" <swift@msad52.org>
> Subject: Re: authenticating to alternate server
> To: "David Trask" <dtrask@vcsvikings.org>
> Cc: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID:
> <fc.00802e7100ae562000802e7100adaba2.ae56b1@msad52 .k12.me.us>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=ISO-8859-1
>
> "David Trask" <dtrask@vcsvikings.org> writes:
>> "Randall Swift" <swift@msad52.org> writes:
>>> I hope I do not need to
>>> blow away my samb/ldap server.
>>
>>
>> If you do...let me know first....I have some ideas for you to preserve all
>> the data. You will lose the user passwords, but then again as I've
>> mentioned in the past...when you move to enforced passwords that YOU
>> generate....life will become a lot easier for you...especially when it
>> comes to system rescue and user data ;-)
>>
>> David N. Trask
>> Technology Teacher/Director
>> Vassalboro Community School
>> dtrask@vcsvikings.org
>> (207)923-3100
>>
>>
>
> Since I could not get firefox to work on the terminals I installed opera.
> I cannot get opera to work but here is what I discovered, when I click on
> opera I get the following message: "it appers another instance of opera is
> using the same configuration directory because its lock file is active:
> /home/rswift/.opera/lock" I also can not save a file to openoffice. It
> says I do not have the right permissions. I did chown my home directory
> and it made no differnece to either. I have no problems when I am on a
> windows machine. Is there some config file on the terminal that I might
> have wrong that is screwing up permissions or how they are seen on the
> samba/ldap server?
>
> Randy Swift
> Network Administrator
> Leavitt Area High School
> Turner, Maine 04282
> (207)225-3533
> swift@msad52.k12.me.us
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> Message: 6
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:22:22 -0500
> From: "Jim Kronebusch" <jim@winonacotter.org>
> Subject: Fw: alternate dhcp
> To: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Message-ID: <20071127192150.M55954@winonacotter.org>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
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> Forwarding, wasn't copied to the list. Jim
>
> ---------- Forwarded Message -----------
> From: Anton Kaser <antonkaser@gmx.net>
> To: Jim Kronebusch <jim@winonacotter.org>
> Sent: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 00:21:23 +0100
> Subject: alternate dhcp
>
> Hi,
> no respone on similar threads let me try to hook on this one as it seems
> similar:
>
> I want to set up my Edubuntu System on DHCP working on Ports 1067/1068.
> It worked fine under feisty but with the same porcedure, I get no
> success under gusty.
>
> The first DHCP-Reqest with the Boot Floppy works fine. On the 2nd one,
> Booting the Client-Root , the System stopps with eth0 waiting forever
> under Gusty.
>
> Do you have any idea?? - I work on this for a month now!!
>
> toni
>
> Am Montag, den 26.11.2007, 12:34 -0500 schrieb Jim Kronebusch:
>> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 08:42:00 -0500, Randall Swift wrote
>>> "R. Scott Belford" <scott@hosef.org> writes:
>>>> Randall Swift wrote:
>>>>> How can I get into the system to check these settings? The server hangs
>>>>> during boot at "loading kernel log daemon" and will not go any further.
>>>>> Help. Thanks
>>>>
>>>> Press esc at Grub and choose rescue mode. Make the changes, then type
>>>> init 5.
>>>>
>>>> --scott
>>>
>>> I have checked everything and still no luck. It still hangs at "starting
>>> kernel log daemon". I am starting to loose my hair. I was under the
>>> impression that edubuntu 7.10 was suppose to come all ready to setup users
>>> to authenticate to a seperate samba/ldap server. What happened? Is the
>>> smbldap-insttaller not able to work with 7.10? I also tried Jim's How to.
>>> I need to get this working ASAP or I am switching back to fedora. Sorry, I
>>> needed to vent. Thanks for the help so far.
>>
>> I have updated the howtos. There is http://www.1-cs.com/feisty_ubuntu_ldap_howto.txt
>> and http://www.1-cs.com/gutsy_ubuntu_ldap_howto.txt. The Gutsy version has a couple
>> small changes in steps 8 and 10.
>>
>> To fix your setup boot into recovery mode. Run ldap-auth-config and answer the
>> questions as in step 8 of the Ubuntu Gutsy howto. The last question will be for
>> encryption, choose md5. Then verify /etc/nsswitch.conf settings as in step 9 (be
>> certain files is before ldap), /etc/ldap.conf as in step 10, and /etc/ldap/ldap.conf as
>> in step 11. Then double check all 4 /etc/pam.d files as in step 12.
>>
>> When you are certain everything is a match run "id username" at the command line where
>> username is a valid user from your ldap server, and do the same with "getent passwd
>> username". The id command should spit out that username and all the groups they are
>> part of. And getent passwd should spit out the uid/gid and home directory locations.
>> Also you can run "getent group groupname" where groupname is a valid group on your ldap
>> server. If those work you should be able to login. If not, something might be broken
>> on your ldap server.
>>
>> Hope that helps,
>> Jim
>>
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> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 14:55:49 -0500
> From: "Jim Kronebusch" <jim@winonacotter.org>
> Subject: Re: authenticating to alternate server
> To: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
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>> Since I could not get firefox to work on the terminals I installed opera.
>> I cannot get opera to work but here is what I discovered, when I click on
>> opera I get the following message: "it appers another instance of opera is
>> using the same configuration directory because its lock file is active:
>> /home/rswift/.opera/lock" I also can not save a file to openoffice. It
>> says I do not have the right permissions. I did chown my home directory
>> and it made no differnece to either. I have no problems when I am on a
>> windows machine. Is there some config file on the terminal that I might
>> have wrong that is screwing up permissions or how they are seen on the
>> samba/ldap server?
>
> I wonder if this is a problem with the NFS mount and not LDAP?
>
> First run "id testuser" and "getent passwd testuser" from the client and let us know
> what the results are (where testuser is an actual user that can log into the clients).
>
> Also, is the LDAP server running on the same server as the clients, or is there a
> separate authentication server? And are the /home directories stored on the LTSP
> server, or is there a separate nfs server exporting /home? If a separate server is
> exporting /home then send the /etc/fstab contents of the LTSP server and possibly the
> /etc/exports contents of the nfs server.
>
> In my experience if id and getent work, the ldap authentication and server are fine.
> After that it is group membership, permissions, file system mounts, etc that are the
> problem.
>
> Jim
>
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> Message: 8
> Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2007 23:39:39 +0100
> From: "Christian Jorgensen" <chr@acd.com>
> Subject: RE: LTSP some LCD monitors hangs during init
> To: "'Edubuntu Users Group'" <edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com>
> Message-ID: <028801c83146$65b2d670$31188350$@com>
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
>
> Thanks for the reply, Gavin.
>
> Funny thing is that first of all i tried leaving out quiet splash from the
> pxelinux.cfg/default after what the other monitors won't start either. After
> '*Running local boot scripts (/etc/rc.local) [OK]', the cursor
> blinks and nothing more happens.
> If I press 'enter' i get a prompt:
>
> Ubuntu 7.10 ltsp tty1
> ltsp login:
>
> ,where i can only login as root.
>
> OK maybe this will help: I log in as root and type 'startx'. This gives at
> the end 'Fatal server error: no screens found
>
> There is also some other (minor ?) parse errors in the Section "Monitor":
> 'Modelname "CMC 17" AD"'
> Looks like there is a quotation too many ? Could this be it ??
>
>
> Otherwise:
> I followed the procedure to get the settings that should work from the
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf and my lts.conf is now as follows:
>
> ###
>
> [default]
> X_HORZSYNC=30.0-60.0
> X_VERTREFRESH=60.0-70.0
> X_COLOR_DEPTH=16
>
> But still with no result.
> Your help is very much appreciated.
>
> Regards,
> Christian.
>
>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De?: edubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com
> [mailto:edubuntu-users-bounces@lists.ubuntu.com] De la part de Gavin
> McCullagh
> Envoy??: lundi 26 novembre 2007 14:59
> ??: edubuntu-users@lists.ubuntu.com
> Objet?: Re: LTSP some LCD monitors hangs during init
>
> Hi,
>
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007, Christian Jorgensen wrote:
>
>> On some monitors after the splash screen, i get a blinking cursor in the
> top
>> left corner.
>>
>> If I switch the monitor, the same client will work fine. Even if i boot
> the
>> client plugging in the monitor only after the login screen, i get a
>> standard vga mode. Then I can login and log out and thus the resolution
>> is ok.
>>
>> In the/var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/ lts.conf file i tried settings like
>>
>> X_MODE_0 = 1024x768
>> X_COLOR_DEPT = 16
>
> The latter is spelt incorrectly, it should be X_COLOR_DEPTH. I presume you
> got that right in the test?
>
>> But so far without any result.
>>
>> Is there some way to get linux not to wait for confirmation that the
> image
>> can be viewed or something ?
>
> I don't think it's waiting for confirmation. It sounds like X
> configuration has bombed out somehow. These parameters seem worth trying
> setting:
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------
> X_HORZSYNC min-max MHz autdetected use for
> forcing X_MODE
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------
> X_VERTREFRESH min-max Hz autdetected use for
> forcing X_MODE
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------
> X_COLOR_DEPTH 2, 4, 8, 16, 24, 32 32 set to 16bit
> to save client mem
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------
>
> If you can set the thin client root password and login to the client, you
> should be able to see what values work (when you get it working by
> unplugging the monitor) by looking in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
>
>
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EdubuntuFAQ#head-285f03d2d3ed2f29847c7793d
> bdb8f1488814c1b
> https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebugThinClientLogin
>
> You can get a more verbose boot up by editing the file
> /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg/default and removing the words
> "splash" and "quiet".
>
> Gavin
>
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