View Full Version : [all variants] Laptop Locations (Environment setup by location)

April 14th, 2009, 04:34 AM
Is there any good ways of setting up your environment depending on the login "location"? Right now I end up changing my HTTP Proxy settings several times a day, at work there is a proxy and at school and at home there is not. I also have file servers at work that I use regularly but none at school, however I do have a backup device at home and my wifes Mac. I guess I would think the majority of my configuration should be handled with NetworkManager however it's not hooked into HTTP proxy that I can tell. What I'm really wondering is if there is some way to specify a particular login script to run when login happens. I guess this would have to be a gnome WM feature, like a popup for "location". Any ideas? Thanks in advance.

April 16th, 2009, 04:22 AM
I have two scripts now for home and work that I "source" every time I'm either at home or at work. They setup the general http_proxy, create a .ssh/config and .subversion/servers. I was hoping to be able to add a dialog button to the login to choose a script to run that would be nice. The problem with sourcing the script is that I have to run it in every shell that I start. Maybe I just need to have two terminal profiles to launch a shell w/ each script?

Maybe there is a better way of doing this, Any ideas?
Here's my home script
echo "Home Script Removing HTTP Proxies"

echo "rm $SSH_CONFIG"

echo "rm $SVN_SERVERS"

echo 'unset http_proxy'
unset http_proxy

April 16th, 2009, 08:09 PM
What I really want is to create a new gnome session. But when I follow the instructions there is no create button in the gnome-sessions gui (System->Preferences->Sessions). Enough talking to myself I'll take it to gnome.