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Old 09-12-2012, 03:43 PM
Ralf Mardorf
 
Default Change Default Settings Guest Session

On Wed, 2012-09-12 at 11:16 -0400, Art Slurry wrote:
> Good morning,
>
> What is the correct way to modify the default settings for the guest
> account and have those settigns used when the next account is created?
>
> Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, or a link to the correct
> documentation; I can't seem to find any solid answers in searches.

I don't understand?

Do you want to know, what to take care about, if you add a second,
third, ... user?

AFAIK only the first users get admin privileges by default. Any
additional user doesn't get them.
You'll run into issues, if a user without admin privileges needs to
change CPU frequency scaling.

Regarding to the level of security you need, take a look how to handle
"sudo" and "policykit", perhaps you can bypass policykit by e.g. setting
SUID for e.g. frequency scaling. Perhaps you need to manually add
additional users to some groups, perhaps "audio".

Did you already add a new test-user? If so, is something bad?

Regards,
Ralf


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Old 09-12-2012, 03:59 PM
Art Slurry
 
Default Change Default Settings Guest Session

On 09/12/2012 11:43 AM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
I don't understand? Do you want to know, what to take care about, if
you add a second, third, ... user? AFAIK only the first users get
admin privileges by default. Any additional user doesn't get them.
You'll run into issues, if a user without admin privileges needs to
change CPU frequency scaling. Regarding to the level of security you
need, take a look how to handle "sudo" and "policykit", perhaps you
can bypass policykit by e.g. setting SUID for e.g. frequency scaling.
Perhaps you need to manually add additional users to some groups,
perhaps "audio". Did you already add a new test-user? If so, is
something bad? Regards, Ralf


Good afternoon Ralf, thank you for your response,

UbuntuStudio 12.04 - Guest Session Login. From the login screen, guest
logs in, and the default theme, background and launchers on desktop
remain the same for each login on the guest account. I want to change
the settings of that account (e.g. place specific launchers on the
desktop, open the launcher automatically so a non-linux user doesn't
have to 'find it', theme and font changes, etc.) When they log out, all
settings return to default for the next session, but I want the settings
mentioned above to remain for the next login.


I like that the guest account does not require a password and sets up
home in /tmp, making visitors access easy and less trouble for me, but I
want to change the way it looks and make some changes... i can find
'workarounds' for the themes and so forth, but I want to do it correctly
and know how to add launchers that will remain for the next login


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Old 09-12-2012, 04:10 PM
Ralf Mardorf
 
Default Change Default Settings Guest Session

Apologize, I wasn't aware about "guest accounts". I can't help, but I'm
curious.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1566078

Hth,
Ralf


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Old 09-12-2012, 04:36 PM
Art Slurry
 
Default Change Default Settings Guest Session

On 09/12/2012 12:10 PM, Ralf Mardorf wrote:

Apologize, I wasn't aware about "guest accounts". I can't help, but I'm
curious.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1566078

Hth,
Ralf


Thank you, the link is exactly what I was looking for and couldn't
find. A huge help; I appreciate your time.


Have a good day

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