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Old 06-25-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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Question Can I bypass auto login and force login screen temporarily?


So here is the thing. I have a public computer used more or less as a public internet kiosk. As such I have enabled automatic login to the guest/kiosk account in case of a power failure or some other unforeseen problem that may force a reboot and no one is around with a password. I also have my personal account that I use as administrator to make sure everything is running well and up to date. Occasionally I have to reboot for an update or whatever and I was wondering if there was a way to override auto login and force the login screen to come up so I can choose my admin account rather than have it automatically login to the guest account where I have to ctrl>alt>del back to the login screen. Is there a keybinding I can use or set at boot to bypass the automatic login that one time? I do not want to disable auto login altogether as that would not be practical for this machine. It is more of an annoyance than a problem and I just wanted to know if this was possible and I was just ignorant to it and taking the long way around so to speak. I hope I have made myself clear what I am trying to do, if I can clarify in any way please let me know. Thanks

FYI: this is Ubuntu(Gnome) Hardy 8.04
 
Old 06-25-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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You could set up sudo so that it is possible for the guest account to login as root if the guest knows the root password. Here is a discussion on how to do that:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...udo+login+root

That way you don't have to change the automatic login to guest. When you want to run as root boot normally and then change from guest to root.

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Old 06-26-2008, 03:46 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tip and the link jailbait!
 
  


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