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Old 07-31-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
gtwilliams
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Digital Picture Frame Startup Scripts - Auto Login


Hey,

I have some startup scripts that I want to run when I boot up my machine. I am running a server edition of ubuntu with X installed (XFCE). When I boot up I had an auto-login script set up to log in, and then my .bash_profile set up to start up a couple scripts. The problem is if I auto login (I wish i still had the script to show you, i deleted it since it doesn't work) then if i try to SUDO anything, or SSH in, my password isn't accepted !?

Questions:

1) How can I auto login and still have the ability to SSH or SUDO (It boots to command prompt now)

2) I read about inet.d and /etc/rc2.d/ and /etc/rc3.d/ for startup scripts, but is this the best way to go?

3) When I log in from the command prompt and run the script which calls "xinit", it says the user isn't authorized to start x or run x. How can i fix it ?


Thanks a LOT!!!!

- Grant
 
Old 07-31-2006, 10:59 PM   #2
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Have you looked at this: http://www.ubuntuforums.org/archive/...p/t-31310.html ?
 
Old 07-31-2006, 11:05 PM   #3
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Thanks for finding that. To post the portion of code :
Code:
int main() {
execlp( "login", "login", "-f", "your_user_here", 0);
}
is the code which I used and didn't allow me to SUDO or SSH. So if you can find something else, that would be incredible.
 
Old 08-01-2006, 02:14 PM   #4
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What happened when you tried to sudo or ssh?
 
Old 08-01-2006, 04:43 PM   #5
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My password is not accepted when I try to SUDO or SSH.

1) The machine logs in automatically
2) I try to SSH in from another machine to start the slideshow (password not accepted)
3) I try to start the slideshow or any process via sudo locally (password not accepted)


I don't know enough about the forced login, but you can see from the code above I don't supply a password... something is weird.
 
  


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