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Old 08-08-2007, 04:02 AM   #1
mstephens
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Bypassing login and password in Ubuntu


I am setting up an old PC as a media server using Ubuntu 7.04. I will only ever use a single user id on it and I want to have Ubuntu automatically log on as that user and not prompt for user or password. I don't want to destroy security completely as I want to retain it for sudo and PCs connecting via samba.

Years ago I fixed a server to force telnet logons into a specified account by hacking telnetd (hexediting actually) so that it called a program other than login which in turn executed login with the specified user name. Is there a neat way of doing the same to a login via xorg.
 
Old 08-08-2007, 04:18 AM   #2
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You can do this by running gdmsetup -> security -> automatic login.
 
Old 08-08-2007, 04:53 AM   #3
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Thanks

Just found Enable Automatic Login checkbox on the Security tab on System->Login Window menu on Ubuntu.

I had actually seen it the other day when trying to work out why remote logins won't work (don't need them now anyway) but it didn't register at the time !
 
Old 08-08-2007, 09:15 AM   #4
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Just found Enable Automatic Login checkbox on the Security tab on System->Login Window menu on Ubuntu.
Its the same application as the one I was referring to. I used the application name because different distros label the app differently or put it in a different spot in the menu.
 
  


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