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Old 07-02-2009, 02:58 AM   #1
syed_firoze
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LOGIN PROCESS project help needed


hello,
please help...
we hav choosen our mini-project as FACE RECOGNIZING LOGIN PROCESS in LINUX.
we have almost cleared with the comparison process of face.
now,we wanna know that how to replace the current login process.(i.e,replace the normal procedure of asking username and password)

if you don't mind,please provide me with all support needed...
first i wanna know that which process is responsible for the normal login process?wher is its configuration files are located?is it enough to edit the GDM?
please help....
 
Old 07-02-2009, 04:00 AM   #2
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we hav choosen our mini-project as FACE RECOGNIZING LOGIN PROCESS in LINUX. we have almost cleared with the comparison process of face.
Please share the projects URI so we can look at it or provide the URI where it will become available. If you don't have any and if this is a school project or commercial software please supply proper contact details.


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now,we wanna know that how to replace the current login process.(i.e,replace the normal procedure of asking username and password)first i wanna know that which process is responsible for the normal login process?wher is its configuration files are located?
That depends on the system using PAM or not. With PAM you will look in /etc/pam.d for the servicename stack (e.g. "login"). Try the manual pages for init, mgetty and login for a coomplete overview of the process leading up to login and see /etc/inittab, /etc/mgetty+sendfax/login.config, for configuration and /etc/pam.d/login, /etc/pam.d/system-auth if PAM is used.


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is it enough to edit the GDM?
No, that suggests running in runlevel 5, look at /etc/X11/prefdm and /etc/pam.d/gdm.
 
Old 07-02-2009, 05:57 AM   #3
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All info is AFAIK. login can be text-mode and graphical.
for text mode login you need to dig docs about minigetty/Getty which spawned by init.
for graphical login you need to dig info on kde/gdm (most common there is more) managers plugins system so you can add your module as plugin(or write own login manager for Xorg).
This is very interesting project for me so please add link to project site.
 
  


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