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Old 03-06-2013, 02:42 AM   #1
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XDM - remember last username or set default one


I use XFCE and XDM. How can I remember last username or set default one and move focus to password field, so upon login I could just enter password and press [enter]?
 
Old 03-06-2013, 02:54 AM   #2
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Do you want something like web browsers do... like they remember usernames until web history is cleared.

In XFCE, it already gives you users list when you attmept to login, and you just need to select any one and enter it's corresponding password.. ain't it?
 
Old 03-06-2013, 03:38 AM   #3
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Yeah, something like web browser.
XFCE does not give me any user list, my XDM panel looks exactly like this:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Xdm_Screenshot.png

I have to provide username and password every time, but since I'm the only user I would like to enter password only.
 
Old 03-06-2013, 04:05 AM   #4
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As far as I know, storing username isn't possible in xfce. Instead you can install GDM (Gnome desktop manager) on XFCE to force it to display username on login screen.

See here for Setting up GDM.

Or moreover, you can switch to GNOME desktop environment, from terminal invoke:
Code:
~$ switchdesk gnome
 
Old 03-06-2013, 04:32 AM   #5
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Maybe there is some option in XDM to set default username?
 
Old 03-06-2013, 04:37 AM   #6
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Which distro you're using? Could you check if there's /etc/pam.d/gdm or /etc/pam.d/gdm3 file.
 
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I'm using Slackware 14. I have no PAM.
 
  


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