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Offline eeespar

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Guest user account for students
« on: June 04, 2018, 03:23:49 pm »
Hi there,

for a school I try to revive old Asus EEE 1005HA Netbooks.
Sparky with LXDE fits fine & works.

Before I leave this Netbooks to the students hands I'd like to make them a little "waterproof / safe against misconfiguration" (i.e. no more girl pictures on the desktop...) by activating an auto login GUEST ACCOUNT that is created and deleted on each and every reboot (users still can save their data on their network share...).

Do you guys have any advice on where to get information how to configure so?

Tkx in advance!

Offline pavroo

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Re: Guest user account for students
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2018, 04:24:02 pm »
Hi
Change (as root):
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#allow-guest=trueto:
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allow-guest=truein the file:
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/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Nothing is easy as it looks.
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Offline eeespar

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Re: Guest user account for students
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2018, 11:37:37 pm »
Gorgeous - thanks für your fast answer.
As it seems it is not quit as simple as it looks, but I'll try. :o

Offline penguin

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Re: Guest user account for students
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2019, 07:25:20 pm »
Hi
Change (as root):
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#allow-guest=trueto:
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allow-guest=truein the file:
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/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

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« Last Edit: February 07, 2019, 09:26:07 pm by penguin »

Offline Timmi

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Re: Guest user account for students
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 02:38:22 pm »
Gorgeous - thanks für your fast answer.
As it seems it is not quit as simple as it looks, but I'll try. :o

In other words, all you have to do remove the "#"
(in the file lightdm.conf located at: /etc/lightdm/... )


Offline paxmark1

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Re: Guest user account for students
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2019, 04:10:38 pm »
Basically -  many files in /etc are configuration files, files that determine how a program is set up to process it's input and how to output it. 

If it is a configuration file, all lines starting with 

#     are commented out. 

It might be applied if it is  the default or normal application setting - then again maybe it is not. 
Or it might just be text to let you know about how this setting is used.
 
#   can also be added to some forms of code
      code blah bleh bluh     # this is not seen - it might be a comment I add to a two line piece of code

Please mark the Subject line with     Solved:  just prior to "Guest user account for students"

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