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Old 08-11-2009, 01:45 AM   #1
sashag
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Talking How to bypass the login screen in PC Linux?


Hi!

I'm setting up a PC Linux OS on my friend's laptop, and I need to set up
the OS so that my friend doesn't have to 'log in' every time he turns the
laptop on. Is there a way to turn 'off' the log in screen so that every
time my friend turns on the computer, he goes right to the desktop instead of the log in screen? Thanks!
 
Old 08-11-2009, 01:52 AM   #2
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1. First go to System,Administration. Select Login Window
2. A dialog will appear, Select Security Tab
3. Check Enable Automatic Login, then select the name of the default user
4. You're done, the next time your Ubuntu boots, you will be automatically be logged in as the default user.

This is what I would do for my ubuntu Does this help?

Last edited by SteveThePirate; 08-11-2009 at 01:53 AM.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 02:47 AM   #3
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Can you explain why you need to do this? Anyone who starts the computer will be in like Flynn..!
 
Old 08-11-2009, 04:12 AM   #4
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Just curious. Is your friend a windows user? It looks like a setup favored by most windows users. Carefree and cool.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 10:13 AM   #5
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most live-usb distros i used do this.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 12:28 PM   #6
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Quote:
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1. First go to System,Administration. Select Login Window
2. A dialog will appear, Select Security Tab
3. Check Enable Automatic Login, then select the name of the default user
4. You're done, the next time your Ubuntu boots, you will be automatically be logged in as the default user.

This is what I would do for my ubuntu Does this help?
I'm using PC Linux, so I'm not getting the same thing as you suggested. I don't have System, but I do have an Administration tab. However, I also don't have the 'Login Window' tab. Can you help me get to the 'Login Window' using my OS? Thanks!
 
Old 08-11-2009, 12:38 PM   #7
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It would probably help if you told us which desktop environment you're using.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 12:46 PM   #8
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Interesting, I have not used any other linux distro so... I can't help yet, hopefully someone else can. I am just learning how to do all of this stuff on linux ubuntu
 
Old 08-11-2009, 01:00 PM   #9
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sashag:

Does your Pc Linux OS have an /etc/inittab?
Does it also have /etc/sudoers file?
These two files, very sensitive, only root can edit, or their equivalents whatever called in your distro, are the ones to be edited to attain what you want.
I suppose, for security reason, you many NOT post your cat output here, it is something personal to the owner.

Also, things like one you wanted to do, pose significant risk to security, so let me advise your good self to do a little reading of tutorials in order to do it your self alone. Use google.

Hope this helps.
 
Old 08-11-2009, 01:44 PM   #10
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I have PCLinuxOS 2009 on one of my partitions. SteveThePirate was close. On my install the path is Settings -> System Administration -> Login Manager -> Input your root password. This opens up the KDE Control Module. Go to the convenience tab. This opens up a dialog that you can select user, auto and password-less logins. There is also an alert in red letters to read the help file because from the security standpoint this is not a good idea!
 
Old 08-11-2009, 01:52 PM   #11
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yep, I actually posted a thread about things like this, the differences between the distros. The difference is just enough that I really can't help on other distros yet.
 
  


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