X2Go Bug report logs - #250
ultiple xorg.conf's in x2go TCE

Package: x2gothinclient; Maintainer for x2gothinclient is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>; Source for x2gothinclient is src:x2gothinclient.

Reported by: stephan.wagner@itos-gmbh.com

Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:18:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#250; Package x2gothinclient. (Wed, 26 Jun 2013 20:18:02 GMT) (full text, mbox, link).

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From: Stephan Wagner <stephan.wagner@itos-gmbh.com>
To: submit@bugs.x2go.org
Subject: ultiple xorg.conf's in x2go TCE
Date: Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:03:44 +0200
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Package: x2gothinclient
Severity: wishlist

On Mi 26 Jun 2013 18:02:20 CEST Stephan Wagner wrote:

> We use the 'hostname' to distinguish the xorg.conf's for different thin
> clients. The attached init-script 'x2gohostname' replaces the default
> 'hostname' with the ethernet address of the network device eth0. Colons are
> replaced by dashes. Xorg will search the xorg.conf.<hostname> file in the
> directory /usr/etc/X11/, which correspond to
> /opt/x2gothinclient/chroot/usr/etc/X11/ in the PXE-boot environment.
> The init-script goes to /opt/x2gothinclient/chroot/etc/init.d/. Enter the
> chroot-environment executing 'x2gothinclient_shell'. 'update-rc.d  
> x2gohostname
> defaults' will generate the symlinks for the different run-levels.
> Hope this helps someone, Stephan

Can you please re-send this mail to submit@bugs.x2go.org and put the  
below lines as first lines of the mail body:?:

Package: x2gothinclient
Severity: wishlist

My suggestion would be to improve this script a little further. From  
Debian Edu I know that it is rather easy to retrieve the hostname from  

Like this: MAC -> DHCP -> retrieve IP -> DNS -> set FQDN (revDNS) as hostname

If this fails, MAC as hostname is a fallback that is good enough.


Dr. Stephan Wagner
ITos GmbH
Bitzi-Bendel 2555
9642 Ebnat-Kappel
Tel: +41 (0)71 990 05 94
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