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lts.conf - Main configuration file for LTSP

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NAME

lts.conf - Main configuration file for LTSP

SYNOPSIS

Any line beginning with a '#' is considered a comment. Options are of the format:
 
VARIABLE=value

DESCRIPTION

This file gets parsed when LTSP client starts up. The section defined by [default] gets applied to all clients, unless there is a specification for a particular client that overrides it. The per-client specs are prefixed by [<mac address>]
You may also name an arbitrary section with a name, with settings underneath that section. You may then inherit that section with the LIKE variable. The Example section has an illustration of this.
boolean values are specified by 'Y,y,True,true' for true and 'N,n,False,false' for false

LTS.CONF - GENERAL PARAMETERS

CONFIGURE_FSTAB
boolean, default True
 
/etc/fstab is generated by boot scripts
FSTAB_0..FSTAB_9
string, default unset
 
Complete lines to add to /etc/fstab, for example:
 
FSTAB_1="server:/home    /home           nfs     defaults,nolock 0       0"
 
CRONTAB_01..CRONTAB_10
string, default unset
 
A crontab line to add for a thin client.
DNS_SERVER
IP address, default unset
 
A valid IP for domain name server Used to build the client's resolv.conf file. Not needed by default.
SEARCH_DOMAIN
string, default unset
 
sets a valid search domain in the clients's resolv.conf file. Used to build the resolv.conf file. Not needed by default.
 
Needed if DNS_SERVER is set
HOSTNAME
string, default unset
 
This parameter sets the host name for the thin client, for situations when if no DNS is available. A hostname is auto-generated if no hostname is set.
HOSTNAME_BASE
string, default ltsp
 
This parameter sets the base for the autogenerated host name for the thin client.
HOSTNAME_EXTRA
string, default ip
 
This parameter determines weather autogenerated host names are appended with information based on the ip address or mac address. Values are "ip" or "mac".
NBD_SWAP
boolean, default False
 
Set this to True if you want to turn on NBD swap.
 
If unspecified, it's automatically enabled for thin clients with less than 300 MB RAM and for fat clients with less than 800 MB RAM.
NBD_SWAP_PORT
integer, default 10809
 
The port on which NBD swapping will occur. An nbd-server export named swap is normally used.
NBD_SWAP_SERVER
IP address, default SERVER
 
The NBD swap server can exist on any server on the network that is capable of handling it. You can specify the IP address of that server. The default is whatever the value of SERVER set to.
NBD_SWAP_THRESHOLD
integer, default 300
 
Automatically enable NBD_SWAP if the client has less RAM than the specified. For FAT clients, it defaults to 800.
RM_SYSTEM_SERVICES
string, default unset
 
A space separated list of services that shouldn't start on the clients even if they're installed, for example:
 
RM_SYSTEM_SERVICES="apache2 dnsmasq mysql nbd-server nfs-kernel-server"
RM_THIN_SYSTEM_SERVICES
string, default unset
 
Same as RM_SYSTEM_SERVICES, but it only affects thin clients.
KEEP_SYSTEM_SERVICES
string, default unset
 
Some services are deleted by default when an LTSP client boots, either to save RAM, or because they don't make sense for netbooted machines. If you need some of them you can list them in KEEP_SYSTEM_SERVICES, for example:
 
KEEP_SYSTEM_SERVICES="acpid avahi-daemon bluetooth cups"
SERVER
IP address, default unset
 
This is the server that is used for the XDM_SERVER, TELNET_HOST, XFS_SERVER and SYSLOG_HOST, if any of those are not specified explicitly. If you have one machine that is acting as the server for everything, then you can just specify the address here and omit the other server parameters. If this value is not set, it will be auto detected as the machine that the thin client booted from.
SYSLOG_HOST
IP address, default unset
 
If you want to send logging messages to a machine other than the default server, then you can specify the machine here. If this parameter is NOT specified, then it will use the SERVER parameter described above. Starting from LTSP 5.4.1 and on, this parameter must be specified to enable remote logging.
 
You have to configure your server to accept remote logging as well.
USE_LOCAL_SWAP
boolean, default False
 
If you have a hard drive installed in the thin client, with a valid swap partition on it, this parameter will allow the thin client to swap to the local hard drive.
TIMEZONE
string, default unset
 
The timezone code for the thin client to use.
TIMESERVER
IP address, default unset
 
The address of an NTP time server that the thin client can set it's time from. If unset, the thin client just uses the BIOS time.
SHUTDOWN_TIME
string, format hh:mm:ss in 24 hour format, default unset
 
Time at which thin client will automatically shut down.
LTSP_FATCLIENT
boolean, default unset
 
Enable Fat Client support. It's automatically enabled if any sessions exist in /usr/share/xsessions.
FAT_RAM_THRESHOLD
integer, default 300
 
Disable fat client support if less RAM is present.

LTS.CONF - LOCAL DEVICES

LOCALDEV
boolean, default True
 
This parameter enables local devices support, like CD's and USB sticks. Users plugging them in should see them on the desktop, after they've been allowed to access the FUSE subsystem on the server. Check your distibutions docs to see how this is done on your distribution.
LOCALDEV_DENY_CD
boolean, default False
 
This parameter disables local device support for CD and DVD-rom devices.
LOCALDEV_DENY_FLOPPY
boolean, default False
 
This parameter disables local device support for floppy devices.
LOCALDEV_DENY_INTERNAL_DISKS
boolean, default True
 
This parameter disables local device support for internal ATA and SCSI hard disk devices.
LOCALDEV_DENY_USB
boolean, default False
 
This parameter disables local device support for USB devices.
LOCALDEV_DENY
string, default unset
 
This parameter disables local device support for devices matching certain patterns. Values are specified as a comma-separated list of sysfs attributes, which can be obtained by using udevadm info (or udevinfo). for example:
 
                        udevadm info -q env -n /dev/hda
                        ID_TYPE=disk
                        ID_BUS=ata
                        
 
should return a list of the attributes relevent to /dev/hda. to exclude this disk and disks like it using LOCALDEV_DENY: LOCALDEV_DENY="ID_BUS:ata+ID_TYPE:disk" would match devices that were on the ata bus that were disks.

LTS.CONF - SCRIPTS AND MODULES

MODULE_01...MODULE_10
string, default unset
 
Up to 10 kernel modules can be loaded by using these configuration entries. The entire command line that you would use when running insmod can be specified here. For example:
 
MODULE_01 = uart401.o
MODULE_02 = "sb.o io=0x220 irq=5 dma=1"
MODULE_03 = opl3.o
                    
 
If the value of this parameter is an absolute path name, then insmod will be used to load the module. Otherwise, modprobe will be used.
 
In normal circumstances, you shouldn't need to specify anything here, as most hardware will be auto-detected.
RCFILE_01...RCFILE_10
string, default unset
 
Commands to be executed from /etc/rc.local when the client boots.

LTS.CONF - PRINTER PARAMETERS

PRINTER_0_DEVICE
string, default unset
 
The device name of the printer. Valid device names such as /dev/lp0, or /dev/usblp0 are allowed.
PRINTER_0_PORT
integer, default 9100
 
The TCP/IP Port number to use for the print server.
PRINTER_0_TYPE
string, default unset
 
Can either be set to P (for parallel), U (for USB) or S (for serial). Autodetected in most cases (except for serial).
PRINTER_0_WRITE_ONLY
boolean, default False
 
Some parallel printers may need this set in order for the thin client to communicate to them properly. If you have problems with a parallel printer only printing part of the print job, try setting this to True.
PRINTER_0_SPEED
integer, default 9600
 
Should be set to the baud rate of the printer (serial printers only).
PRINTER_0_FLOWCTRL
string, default unset
 
Should be set to the flow control desired for the printer (serial printers only).
PRINTER_0_PARITY
boolean, default False
 
Specifies whether parity should be enabled for the printer (serial printers only).
PRINTER_0_DATABITS
integer, default 8
 
Specifies how many data bits for the printer (serial printers only).
PRINTER_0_OPTIONS
string, default unset
 
Specifies specific options for the printer (serial printers only).
LDM_PRINTER_LIST
string, default unset
 
Comma separated list of printers that will be displayed for that thin client (requires patched cups, included in Debian and Ubuntu).
LDM_PRINTER_DEFAULT
string, default unset
 
Default printer for the thin client.
SCANNER
boolean, default unset
 
This parameter enables scanners for the thin client.

LTS.CONF - KEYBOARD PARAMETERS

CONSOLE_KEYMAP
string, default en
 
A valid console keymap. Allows you to specify a valid console keymap for TELNET_HOST sessions.
XKBLAYOUT
string, default unset
 
A valid xkb layout. Consult the X.org documentation for valid settings.
XKBMODEL
string, default unset
 
A valid xkb model. Consult the X.org documentation for valid settings.
XKBVARIANT
string, default unset
 
A valid xkb variant. Consult the X.org documentation for valid settings.
XKBRULES
string, default unset
 
A valid xkb rules specifier. Consult the X.org documentation for valid settings.
XKBOPTIONS
string, default unset
 
A valid xkb options specifier. Consult the X.org documentation for valid settings.

LTS.CONF TOUCHSCREEN PARAMETERS

USE_TOUCH
Enable touchscreen
 
default <unset>, Enable touchscreen
X_TOUCH_DEVICE Path to device /dev/ttyS0 set device for touchscreen
X_TOUCH_DRIVER Touchscreen driver elographics set driver for touchscreen
X_TOUCH_MAXX integer 3588 Xmax
X_TOUCH_MAXY integer 3526 Ymax
X_TOUCH_MINX integer 433 Xmin
X_TOUCH_MINY integer 569 Ymin
X_TOUCH_UNDELAY integer 10 Untouch delay
X_TOUCH_RTPDELAY integer 10 Repeat touch delay
 

SOUND AND VOLUME CONTROL PARAMETERS

These parameters allow you to control the volume on the thin client.
SOUND
boolean, default True
 
This parameter enables sound for the thin client.
SOUND_DAEMON
string, default pulse
 
This parameter sets which sound daemon to use on the thin client. Values are esd, nasd, and pulse (default).
VOLUME
integer, default 90
 
This represents an integer percentage of the volume, ranging from 0 to 100%.
HEADPHONE_VOLUME
integer, default unset
 
This represents an integer percentage of the headphone volume, ranging from 0 to 100%.
PCM_VOLUME
integer, default unset
 
This represents an integer percentage of the PCM volume, ranging from 0 to 100%.
CD_VOLUME
integer, default unset
 
This represents an integer percentage of the CD input volume, ranging from 0 to 100%.
FRONT_VOLUME
integer, default unset
 
This represents an integer percentage of the front speaker volume, ranging from 0 to 100%.
MIC_VOLUME
integer, default unset
 
This represents an integer percentage of the microphone input volume, ranging from 0 to 100%.

LTS.CONF - XORG PARAMETERS

These parameters affect how Xorg behaves.
USE_XFS
boolean, default False
 
Instructs the thin client to look at the XFS_SERVER option, and use XFS for serving fonts.
XFS_SERVER
IP address, default unset
 
If you are using an X Font Server to serve fonts, then you can use this entry to specify the IP address of the host that is acting as the font server. If this is not specified, it will use the default server, which is specified with the SERVER entry described above.
CONFIGURE_X
boolean, default False
 
If you want to be able to configure the individual settings of the X configuration file, without having the X automatically configure the graphics card for you, you must enable this option. By default this option is turned off. To turn it on do:
 
CONFIGURE_X = True
 
You don't need this option just for keyboard and mouse settings. It corresponds to the graphic card and monitor options only.
X_CONF
string, default unset
 
If you want to create your own complete X.org config file, you can do so and place it in the /opt/ltsp/<arch>/etc/X11 directory. Then, whatever you decide to call it needs to be entered as a value for this configuration variable. For example: X_CONF = /etc/X11/my-custom-xorg.conf Note that for the thin client, you reference it from /etc/X11.
X_RAMPERC
integer, default 100
 
Percentage of RAM for X server. Some programs allocate a large amount of ram in the X.org server running on your thin client. Programs like Firefox and Evince can use up so much ram, that they eventually exhaust all your physical ram, and NBD swap, causing your thin client to crash. If you find your clients being booted back to a login prompt, or freezing up when viewing certain PDF's or web pages, this may be the problem.
 
The X_RAMPERC variable stands for X RAM PERCent, and is a number between 0 and 100 that specifies how much of the free space on your thin client X.org is allowed to consume. You'll generally want to set it at something lower than 100 percent, if you're having problems. Experimentation has shown a value between 80 and 90 will usually keep the terminal alive. What will then happen is the program consuming the memory will die, as opposed to the thin client itself. If you're having unexplained terminal problems, specifying:
 
X_RAMPERC = 80
 
in your lts.conf file may improve things.
X_VIRTUAL
string, default unset
 
If you want to have a virtual screen which is larger than the physical screen on your thin client, you would configure that by providing a string of the form "width height" in this parameter, similar to the xorg.conf format.
XDM_SERVER
IP address, default unset
 
If you're using the older startx screen script, and need to specify a different XDMCP server, then you can specify the server here. If this parameter is NOT specified, then it will use the SERVER parameter described above.
XSERVER
string, default unset
 
You can use this parameter to override which X server the thin client will run. For PCI and AGP video cards, this parameter should not be required. The thin client should normally be able to auto-detect the card.
 
If, for some reason you do need to manually set it, here are some valid values:
 
ark, ati, atimisc, chips, cirrus_alpine cirrus, cirrus_laguna, cyrix, dummy, fbdev fglrx, glint, i128, i740, i810, imstt, mga, neomagic, newport, nsc, nv, r128, radeon, rendition, riva128, s3, s3virge, savage, siliconmotion, sis, sisusb, tdfx, tga, trident, tseng, v4l, vesa, vga, via, vmware, voodoo
X_MOUSE_DEVICE
string, default unset
 
This is the device node that the mouse is connected to. If it is a serial mouse, this would be a serial port, such as /dev/ttyS0 or /dev/ttyS1. This is not needed for PS/2 or USB mice, as they are auto-detected.
X_MOUSE_PROTOCOL
string, default unset
 
Should be auto-detected. However, valid entries include:
 
sunkbd, lkkbd, vsxxxaa, spaceorb, spaceball, magellan, warrior, stinger, mousesystems, sunmouse, microsoft, mshack, mouseman, intellimouse, mmwheel, iforce, h3600ts, stowawaykbd, ps2serkbd, twiddler, twiddlerjoy
X_MOUSE_EMULATE3BTN
boolean, default unset
 
Normally unset, may need to be set to Y for certain 2 button mice.
X_NUMLOCK
boolean, default False
 
If this variable is set to True, then the numlock key will be defaulted to on when the terminal boots. Note that the numlockx command must be installed in the chroot for this to work.
X_COLOR_DEPTH
Integer, default unset
 
This is the number of bits to use for the colour depth. Possible values are 8, 16, 24 and 32. 8 bits will give 256 colours, 16 will give 65536 colours, 24 will give 16 million colours and 32 bits will give 4.2 billion colours! Not all X servers support all of these values. The default for thin clients is 16 in order to minimize network bandwidth, while for fat clients the X server default is used.
X_SMART_COLOR_DEPTH
boolean, default True
 
If set, thin clients no longer default to 16 bit colour depth but use the X server default instead.
X_HORZSYNC
min-max, default unset
 
This sets the X.org HorizSync configuration parameter. This should be auto-detected for your monitor, however, if you want to force a lower resolution, use this parameter to do so.
X_VERTREFRESH
min-max, default unset
 
This sets the X.org VertRefresh configuration parameter. This should be auto-detected for your monitor. If you need to force a lower resolution, use this parameter to do so.
X_VIDEO_RAM
string, default unset
 
This sets the X.org VideoRam configuration parameter. The setting is in kilobytes. This should be auto-detected for your monitor. If you need to force a different video ram setting, use this parameter to do so.
X_OPTION_01...X_OPTION_12
string, default unset
 
A valid Device option. This allows you to specify Option settings in the xorg.conf file, to add options to the video driver. A common use for this will be to test turning off acceleration in your driver, if you're having trouble. An example usage would be:
 
X_OPTION_01 = "\"NoAccel\"" X_OPTION_02 = "\"AnotherOption\" \"True\""
                    
 
You probably won't need these except in special circumstances.
X_MONITOR_OPTION_01...X_MONITOR_OPTION_10
string, default unset
 
A valid Monitor option, that would normally be used in an xorg.conf file.
X_MODE_0...X_MODE_2
string, default unset
 
These set the X.org ModeLine configuration. For example, if your thin client comes up in a higher resolution than what you want, say, 1280x1024, specifying:
 
X_MODE_0 = 1024x768
                    
 
should get your desired resolution on startup.
 
X_MODE_* require XRANDR_DISABLE=True to work. For drivers that support XRANDR, the XRANDR_MODE_* variabled are preferred. See the XRANDR section.
X_BLANKING
integer, default unset
 
When set, X_BLANKING will cause DPMS standby to activate after the number of seconds provided. If the monitor does not support DPMS, then the blanking screensaver will activate. If X_BLANKING is set to 0, the monitor will remain on indefinitely. NOTE: This does not apply to the xdmcp or startx screen script. Also, server-side Xclients such as power managers and screensavers may override this setting.

LTS.CONF OPTIONS - XRANDR OPTIONS

XRANDR_COMMAND_0 ... XRANDR_COMMAND_9
string, default unset
 
Full xrandr command to run when X starts. They're useful to define and add custom modes, for example:
 
XRANDR_COMMAND_0="xrandr --newmode 1024x600 49.00 1024 1072 1168 1312 600 603 613 624 -hsync +vsync"
XRANDR_COMMAND_1="xrandr --addmode VGA1 1024x600"
XRANDR_COMMAND_2="xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1024x600"
 
 
You can use cvt to find the correct timings for new modes.
XRANDR_DISABLE
boolean, default False
 
Disables XRANDR output handling so that the older X_MODE_0 way of setting resolution works. This is useful on older Xorg drivers that don't support XRANDR.
XRANDR_OUTPUT_0 ... XRANDR_OUTPUT_8
string, default unset
 
Define xrandr output - can also be used for multihead positioning
XRANDR_MODE_0 ... XRANDR_MODE_8
string, default unset
 
Valid video mode resolution. Sets mode for corresponding output.
XRANDR_NEWMODE_0 ... XRANDR_NEWMODE_8
string, default unset
 
Specifies a valid modeline for a corresponding output.
XRANDR_RATE_0 ... XRANDR_RATE_8
string, default unset
 
Sets refresh rate for the corresponding output.
XRANDR_DPI_0 ... XRANDR_DPI_8
string, default unset
 
Sets the DPI for the corresponding output.
XRANDR_ROTATE_0 ... XRANDR_ROTATE_8
string, default unset
 
Sets the rotation for the corresponding output.
XRANDR_REFLECT_0 ... XRANDR_REFLECT_8
string, default unset
 
Sets the reflection for the corresponding output.
XRANDR_SIZE_0 ... XRANDR_SIZE_8
string, default unset
 
Sets the resolution for the corresponding output (for xrandr <1.2).
XRANDR_ORIENTATION_0 ... XRANDR_ORIENTATION_8
string, default unset
 
Sets the orientation for the corresponding output (for xrandr <1.2).

LTS.CONF OPTIONS - SCREEN SCRIPTS

SCREEN_01...SCREEN_12
string, default ldm
 
Up to 12 screen scripts can be specified for a thin client. This will give you up to 12 sessions on the thin client, each accessible by pressing the Ctrl-Alt-F1 through Ctrl-Alt-F12 keys.
 
Currently, possible values include: kiosk, ldm, menu, rdesktop (deprecated), shell, ssh, startx (deprecated), telnet, xdmcp, xfreerdp, xterm
 
Look in the $CHROOT/usr/share/ltsp/screen.d directory for more scripts, or write your own, and put them there.
TELNET_HOST
IP address, default unset
 
If the thin client is setup to have a character based interface, then the value of this parameter will be used as the host to telnet into. If this value is NOT set, then it will use the value of SERVER above.

LTS.CONF OPTIONS - LDM OPTIONS

LDM_AUTOLOGIN
boolean, default False
 
This option allows the thin client to login automatically without the need for a username and password. To set it set
 
LDM_AUTOLOGIN = True
 
for the corresponding thin client. This will attempt to log in the thin client with username = hostname and password = hostname. You can also set a user and password with LDM_USERNAME and LDM_PASSWORD variables.
LDM_DEBUG_TERMINAL
boolean, default False
 
Opens a local terminal after login for debugging purposes.
LDM_DIRECTX
boolean, default False
 
This is arguably the most important LDM option, as it allows you to turn off the encrypted X tunnel via SSH, and instead run a less secure, but much faster unencrypted tunnel. Users who have slower thin clients will want to set this to True. It is set to True by default in Fedora.
LDM_GUESTLOGIN
boolean, default False
 
This option places a GUEST LOGIN button underneath the entry field for username and password. To set it set
 
LDM_GUESTLOGIN = True
 
for the corresponding thin client. You can also set a user and password with
 
LDM_USERNAME = John
 
and
 
LDM_PASSWORD = secret
 
, although not setting these will default to the hostname of the thin client.
LDM_GUEST_SERVER
string, default unset
 
This is a space-separated list of available servers where guest logins are available. The first server in the list will be the default guest login server unless the user selects another from the preferences menu at login time.
LDM_USER_ALLOW
string, default unset
 
This option allows you to give access to certain thin clients based on the username set in /etc/passwd. For example, thin client A should only be used by Jane, Bob, and Fred, while thin client B is to be used by Harry only. By adding these options to the corresponding mac addresses you allow or deny access to the thin clients in question. Example:
 
[thin:client:A:mac:address]
LDM_USER_ALLOW = Jane,Bob,Fred
[thin:client:B:mac:adddress]
LDM_USER_ALLOW = Harry
                   
LDM_LOGIN_TIMEOUT
integer
 
This lets LDM automatically login after the set amount of time in seconds. If you specify this option, then do not specify LDM_AUTOLOGIN. Use it in this format:
 
[thin:client:mac:address]
LDM_LOGIN_TIMEOUT = 25
                    
 
Note that you will need to also set LDM_GUESTLOGIN=True for LDM_LOGIN_TIMEOUT to be useful.
LDM_USERNAME
string, default unset
 
This is the username that LDM will use for autologin.
LDM_PASSWORD
string, default unset
 
This is the password that LDM will use for autologin.
LDM_SYSLOG
boolean, default False
 
Normally, LDM logs to a simple file on the thin client, namely /var/log/ldm.log. This has the advantage of being fast, but the disadvantage of being hard to read for the administrator in the event of a problem, as the administrator must either spawn a shell screen session, or enable root login in tty1. By setting this option to "True", you can log up to the server if you've enabled your server's syslog for remote logging.
LDM_SERVER
string, default unset
 
This is a space-separated list of available servers for LDM to log into. The first server in the list will be the default server unless the user selects another from the preferences menu at login time.
LDM_LANGUAGE
string, default unset
 
This allows the system administrator to override the default locale settings on the server by setting the environment variables LANG, LANGUAGE and LC_ALL at login.
 
Use the LANG variable to set the default locale for LDM's user interface.
LDM_FORCE_LANGUAGE
string, default unset
 
Same as LDM_LANGUAGE, but it overrides any previously user selected language and it even hides the LDM language selection menu.
LDM_SSHOPTIONS
string, default unset
 
Allows you to specify custom options to the ssh sessions started between LDM and the server.
SSH_OVERRIDE_PORT
integer, default unset
 
If you run your ssh server different from the defult, you may set the port the thin client will use with this parameter.
SSH_FOLLOW_SYMLINKS
boolean, default unset
 
Causes sshfs mounted filesystems for local applications to follow symlinks. By default it's false for symlinks under $HOME and true for any LOCAL_APPS_EXTRAMOUNTS.
LDM_SESSION
string, default unset
 
Used to chose the default session on the server, for example:
 
LDM_SESSION="gnome-fallback"
 
 
You can find the list of services that your server provides in /usr/share/xsessions.
 
If the user has selected a specific session though LDM or another DM in the past, that's stored in his ~/.dmrc, and it overrides the default session.
LDM_FORCE_SESSION
string, default unset
 
Same as LDM_SESSION, but it overrides any previously selected sessions by the user and it even hides the LDM session selection menu.
LDM_XSESSION
string, default Xsession
 
Allows you to specify custom script on the server for LDM to run, rather than the server's standard script for starting an X session (usually Xsession).
LDM_LIMIT_ONE_SESSION
boolean, default False
 
Only allow a given user to log into one thin-client at a time.
LDM_LIMIT_ONE_SESSION_PROMPT
boolean, default False
 
Prompt to kill processes of other logins when other logins are detected. Requires LDM_LIMIT_ONE_SESSION to be set.
LDM_THEME
string, default unset
 
Specify the name of the LDM theme. It can reference a directory in /usr/share/ldm/themes, or be specified as a full path to the theme dir (both relative to the chroot).
 
To use the theme in /opt/ltsp/i386/usr/share/ldm/themes/MYTHEME, you'd specify:
 
LDM_THEME=MYTHEME
                    
 
In your lts.conf file.
 
Alternately, To use the theme in /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/MYTHEME, you'd specify:
 
LDM_THEME=/etc/MYTHEME
                    
 
In your lts.conf file.
LDM_PASSWORD_HASH
boolean, default False
 
When set to True, this will create a proper shadow entry on the client, allowing for screen locking, and other things which require authentication to work. Note, this allows you to change your password locally, or possibly other actions such as sudo, but these changes are only temporary and will not persist on reboot.
 
versions: LDM 2.2.14+, LTSP 5.5.2+

LOCAL APPLICATIONS

LOCAL_APPS
boolean, default True
 
Enables support for running local apps on the thin client.
LOCAL_APPS_EXTRAMOUNTS
string, default unset
 
This parameter enables extra mount points to be mounted on the thin client with sshfs. This require a commas separated list of directory.
LOCAL_APPS_MENU
boolean, default False
 
Enables overriding of menu items from remote (server) applications. If this is set to True, local applications in the users menu will be used instead of the applications on the server.
LOCAL_APPS_MENU_ITEMS
string, default unset
 
This item should contain a comma separated list of application names as they appear on their .desktop files.
LOCAL_APPS_WHITELIST
string, default unset
 
Used to allow only specified space-separated commands to be run as local apps, allow all is default if unset. Full-paths are required for each command. No spaces in the names are allowed.

SAMPLES

K12LTSP

# Global defaults for all clients
# if you refer to the local server, just use the
# "server" keyword as value
# see lts_parameters.txt for valid values
################
[default]
    #X_COLOR_DEPTH=16
    LOCALDEV=True
    SOUND=True
    NBD_SWAP=True
    SYSLOG_HOST=server
    #XKBLAYOUT=de
    SCREEN_02=shell
    SCREEN_03=shell
    SCREEN_04=shell
    SCREEN_05=shell
    SCREEN_06=shell
    SCREEN_07=ldm
    # LDM_DIRECTX=True allows greater scalability and performance
    # Turn this off if you want greater security instead.
    LDM_DIRECTX=True
    # LDM_SYSLOG=True writes to server's syslog
    LDM_SYSLOG=True
################ # A setting stanza for an old machine ################ [oldmachine] X_COLOR_DEPTH=8 X_MODE_0=800x600
################ # Example of the LIKE variable ################ [01:23:DE:AD:BE:EF] LIKE=oldmachine SCREEN_02=shell
################ #[MAC ADDRESS]: Per thin client settings ################ [00:11:25:84:CE:BA] XSERVER = vesa X_MOUSE_DEVICE=/dev/ttyS0 X_MOUSE_PROTOCOL=intellimouse
############### # A Thin Client Print server # (switch off X by pointing tty7 to shell, # to save resources) ############### [00:11:25:93:CF:00] PRINTER_0_DEVICE=/dev/usblp0 SCREEN_07=shell
############### # A workstation that executes a specific # command after login ############### [00:11:25:93:CF:02] LDM_SESSION=/usr/bin/myloginscript

NOTES

When using NBD to export the client image (the default in Ubuntu), lts.conf is fetched via TFTP, so lts.conf should go in the TFTP directory, for example dvar/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf. For distributions that use NFS, the traditional lts.conf place is /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/lts.conf, although in recent versions it can be fetched via TFTP as well.

SEE ALSO

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2008-11-18 LTSP 5