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I have Mandrake 9.2 set to auto login into my account on boot-up. However, if I have to manually logout for whatever reason, I get to the login screen showing me the various users to log in, which desktop, etc.
Recently I did a clean reinstall of 9.2. Again, I chose to auto login @ bootup. However, now when I do a logout, instead of going to the login screen, it just logs me right back in again. Almost like the effect you'd get if the computer did a restart when you actually tried to execute a shutdown.
There aren't any other users. Just mine and root. But that is the strange part. My previous install of Linux had the same config - just mine and root. It was also set to autologin, and it did that fine. But if I then logged out, I'd get the typical login screen. Whereas now it just logs itself right back in.
Originally posted by adz I did find one other thing. Apparently there are two ways to autologin. THe Kandrake way and the KDE way. Maybe you should check both of them to see if one is overriding the other.
Where did you find these two ways? The only autologin I found was going through "Configure your computer" under the "Boot" section.
The KDE method is in the Login Manager section of KDE Control Centre and the Mandrake method is in the Boot section of Mandrake Control Centre. Before you ask me a whole bunch of details about this, let it be known that I use neither Mandrake nor KDE. This was something I found on the web in my travels.
Check both of those places and see if there's some conflict.
I found both sections, but both seem to be okay. I will play around a bit and see if I can get this to work. What's baffling is that I didn't do any of this on my previous install. Yet it worked as I described above.
Maybe you should try wdwd's suggestion. Turn auto-login off, optionally reboot, then turn it back on again. Maybe Mandrake is a little confused, and sometimes that shakes something loose. Or maybe you updated something (via the security updates) that wasn't there during your last install, that "broke" auto-login just a little.
Originally posted by motub Maybe you should try wdwd's suggestion. Turn auto-login off, optionally reboot, then turn it back on again. Maybe Mandrake is a little confused, and sometimes that shakes something loose. Or maybe you updated something (via the security updates) that wasn't there during your last install, that "broke" auto-login just a little.
Yeah, I can see if that helps things! Maybe it does need to be shaken loose!
Originally posted by adz Well maybe try KDE's autlogin instead. That may work as you wished.
From what I could tell, KDE showed autologin enabled. Perhaps as you said earlier, I need to disable this one and see if the Mandrake Control Center still shows it enabled. That could be the cause as well.