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Old 08-28-2003, 01:13 PM   #1
unixgeek
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Question Autologin to X as a user - how do I?


I've got a RedHat 9 system I'm setting up and I need to be able to autologin as a user (got that part figured out), come up in X, and start an application. If that application is exited from, I need it restarted.

How do I set this up? Should be easy for someone who's done it, and I'm sure it'll be easy once I see a solution, but I'm drawing a blank. Just one of those days, you know?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Ron
 
Old 08-28-2003, 02:37 PM   #2
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hmmm.. lemme see if I have this right before I try to give you some advice. You already have have it login and startx? Or just login, but no xserver? then You'll need it to start a program and if it dies restart it?
 
Old 08-28-2003, 03:33 PM   #3
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I've got the autologin to a shell prompt. I can also autologin and get startx started, automatically.

Its getting the program launched and stayed launched I'm having a problem with.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:49 PM   #4
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You're putting this all in a file?
Which also contains startkde
make sure it's
exec startkde
And that the other apps don't have the exec in front, and have a & behind them.
All that means is that they are normally detached from the console, but in this case, it means you can kill them without bringing everything to a grinding halt.
 
Old 08-28-2003, 11:58 PM   #5
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Me I'd put kdm in rcX.d (whatever your init level is, using sysV-init editor) Set kdm to autologin whatever user (under Setting ControlCentre System Admin, Login Manager). Then in the ~/.kde/Autostart directory put a script to launch whatever programs I needed.

I've got a script called startups, that looks like this:

Code:
#!/bin/sh

#Altering keymap for Extra Keys, and to resort mouse buttons
xmodmap ~/.Xmodmap

#Extra Mouse Buttons
imwheel -k -b "67"

#Karamba eyecandy
karamba ~/.karamba/time.theme ~/.karamba/noatun.theme
All these things start, and stay until I logout.

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Old 08-29-2003, 12:41 AM   #6
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Sorry, none of this has anything to with KDE. There is no desktop involved, strictly X via startx.

New suggestions?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:43 AM   #7
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okay, I'm not sure if I'm understanding your questions correctly, but here's my $0.02:
you could edit your .bashrc so that when you log in on a console, it runs:
#!/bin/bash
startx&
mozilla&

That should take care of starting the program when you log in. As for restarting when the application closes [I presume you mean the computer], you could edit the .bashrc script to say:
mozilla && sudo /sbin/reboot.
This means that when it finishes executing the mozilla command, it will move onto the next [I'm not sure if this would actually work, as I haven't tried it, but I'm fairly certain that it would...]
 
Old 08-29-2003, 07:05 AM   #8
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to start the application, add it to ~/.xinitrc, if that doesnt exist, /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc. but as was said before add a & after it. on makeing it restart when its closed, i dont reallly know, u could make a cron script that would check if it was running, but this isnt really a good way. i dunno if its possible but u could try a script that does something like "mozilla && <the script again>" this is assuming u ment for the program to restart not the computer.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 08:17 AM   #9
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Re: Autologin to X as a user - how do I?

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Originally posted by unixgeek
I've got a RedHat 9 system I'm setting up and I need to be able to autologin as a user (got that part figured out), come up in X, and start an application. If that application is exited from, I need it restarted.

How do I set this up? Should be easy for someone who's done it, and I'm sure it'll be easy once I see a solution, but I'm drawing a blank. Just one of those days, you know?

Thanks for any help you can provide.
Ron
put a respawn in /etc/inittab. and put in your .xinitrc the name of the app that you want to start.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:02 PM   #10
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Talking

Got it, finally.

When the user gets auto-logged in, .bash_profile gets read. In it, I simply have:

xinit appname
logout


When the app is exited, the user is logged out, but gets autologged back in and starts the process over.

I originally was using startx instead of xinit. Took awhile to figure THAT out. Thanks for the help and suggestions.
 
  


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