tbooth at ceh.ac.uk
Mon Aug 4 11:37:30 EDT 2014
Sorry, I may be talking nonsense there. The application is lurking in
mate-system-tools but doesn't work due to a typo in the package build.
Should be an easy fix after all.
On Mon, 2014-08-04 at 14:55 +0100, Tim Booth wrote:
> Hi Tony,
> I ported the MATE packages over from Sid, and there is no
> mate-users-admin in Debian at all. Given that Ubuntu has some specific
> requirements about how users are added (eg. default groups) I'm not sure
> if this reflects an actual issue with this bit of MATE or just that the
> Debian packagers never got around to adding it.
> My inclination would be to add an icon which runs
> "/usr/bin/unity-control-center user-accounts" since this would give
> everyone the same options for account maintenance. I'll see if I can
> work out how to make that appear in the MATE control panel.
> On Mon, 2014-08-04 at 12:12 +0100, Tony Travis wrote:
> > Hi, Tim.
> > Neither your Bio-Linux 8 update script or .iso install:
> > "mate-users-admin"
> > This is useful if you are administering a headless server via "x2go" or
> > if you decide to adopt the MATE desktop on a server/desktop with limited
> > support for hardware accelerated graphics.
> > I upgraded two of my Bio-Linux 7 garage servers to Bio-Linux 8 yesterday
> > and got a warning from the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS installer that I would be
> > better off sticking to the 12.04 LTS release because the graphics would
> > be very slow under Ubuntu 14.04 LTS...
> > They weren't kidding: The 14.04 LTS Unity desktop was unusable on my
> > servers, so I switched to MATE on the console instead.
> > What do you mean "I shouldn't use a GUI to administer a server" ;-)
> > Bye,
> > Tony.
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