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Old 12-31-2003, 07:12 AM   #1
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Removing shell login prompt


I just installed Mandrake 9.2 this evening to do a simple thing - run distributed folding.

All I want to do is run it full time, and be able to manage it remotely via SSH.

I have been searching ALL NIGHT to do this, but I can't find anything.. I have a feeling it is really simple though.

What I want to do is allow one user to automatically log in when I turn on the comp, with no input from me at all. Seems simple enough, but I haven't found ANY info on this - everyone talks about doing it for desktop environments, but not Linux itself.

So how can I get it to run Linux without having to log in and entering a password? Once I can do this, everything is set up and should work fine.

THANK YOU! I am going crazy
 
Old 12-31-2003, 07:53 AM   #2
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edit /etc/inittab

change id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault:

there may be a gui tool for this in mandrake. also once you are booting to gui you can set mandrake to automatically log in a specific user from the control center.
good luck.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 08:01 AM   #3
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edit /etc/inittab

change id:3:initdefault: to id:5:initdefault:

there may be a gui tool for this in mandrake. also once you are booting to gui you can set mandrake to automatically log in a specific user from the control center.
good luck.
Thanks but I don't think you understand. I do not want it to boot into a GUI at all. I want it to boot up, log a user into Linux, and start up the services it normally starts for that user (SSH).
 
Old 12-31-2003, 08:30 AM   #4
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If ssh is installed correctly you do not need to log in a user first. The service can be started at boot up. Use the console command chkconfig. See man pages for details.

chkconfig --list sshd

It should be on for for run level 3.

You should be also able to configure distributed folding to run as a service too.
 
Old 12-31-2003, 09:02 AM   #5
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I see the "rungetty" program mentioned in connection with autologin.
 
Old 01-02-2004, 02:57 AM   #6
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Originally posted by michaelk
If ssh is installed correctly you do not need to log in a user first. The service can be started at boot up. Use the console command chkconfig. See man pages for details.

chkconfig --list sshd

It should be on for for run level 3.

You should be also able to configure distributed folding to run as a service too.
So THAT must be it.. Oh well I went with WinXP instead for my folding box.. Linux is to much of a pain to get working.. And it stopped working on me after a power outage.
 
  


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