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I used to have a sysadmin like that - instead of fixing people's email addresses when he bought a new server, he just left them disabled. His reasoning was that there were then fewer people to make things go wrong.
My boss said to him, "why not just get rid of all the users off the system then you'll have nothing to worry about at all - it'll be great!"*
Change permissions on the /etc/X11 directory and files to:
I'm really sorry, i think i mislead you, actually what i want is to not let people login in to their accounts from the kde login screen, almost like restricting them to their telnet sessions, because there is only one linux box(the server), and the students like playing around in kde/gnome, and you don't want that to happen,
is there a way by which the login screen still appears but other users are not permitted to login, meaning eventhough they type in their login name and password they cannot use the graphical sessions,
i would also like to mention that i did not try the above procedure, and i'm awaiting your reply , i might be a knucklehead but please help
I was under the impression that the X binary was heavily dependent on the /etc/XF86Config, and if it couldn't get those resources it wouldn't start. But I guess it'll still start if it finds an .xinitrc or .Xresources file in the users' directory (?).