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Old 03-26-2005, 07:35 PM   #1
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booting direct into Xwindows without login


Hi there,

Is there a way that i can by pass the login screen to Xwindows?? i just want to slack boot directly to xwindows without login at all.

thanks in advance
 
Old 03-26-2005, 07:39 PM   #2
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I'm assuming since this is slack we're talking about that you are using kde as your desktop? If so, then go into the control center, and under the bottom tab just change your login manager.

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Old 03-26-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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Yeah, u have to enable auto login in the control panel!
 
Old 03-27-2005, 04:24 PM   #4
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how do you auto login to xwindows with root access or root account ???

Thanks
 
Old 03-27-2005, 05:15 PM   #5
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It's generally a very bad idea to login as root for all of the time. I can only imagine the catastrophe awaiting someone who wants their computer to auto-login the super account. My recommendation, at most auto-login as your user account. Personally, I wouldn't even do that. You never know if one of your buddies/family members is gonna come over and use your computer, or if you yourself are logged in as root; then it gets really scary. You could inadvertently wipe parts of your system change all settings etc.

So, stay away from root if at all possible, and stick to a friendly user account for yourself. Only use the power when the power is needed, not any other times. Will make your system live longer.

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Old 03-27-2005, 07:10 PM   #6
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I can't imagine why you'd want to do anything as stupid as that. but, you can add startx to the last line of your /etc/rc.d/rc.local and that will do it.

note: don't ever do that.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 07:27 PM   #7
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hey guys does anyone know how to auto-login to X (non-root user) on a slackware box without kde or gnome installed??? a full install using only CD 1...

looks like xdm doesn't have built-in auto-login capabilities, but maybe you guys know a way to script an auto-login??
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:10 PM   #8
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the same dirty solution I posted above works for users.

su [user] -c startx
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:16 PM   #9
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thanks... i'm gonna try that... what does the "-c" mean??
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:18 PM   #10
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the man page says:


Additional arguments may be provided after the username, in which case they are
supplied to the user's login shell. In particular, an argument of -c will cause the
next argument to be treated as a command by most command interpreters. The command
will be executed by the shell specified in /etc/passwd for the target user.

 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:25 PM   #11
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oh, okay... i did look at the man page before asking, i just missed that part... my brain was looking for a bold -c on the left... hehe...

BTW, what about putting a "-" before the username??

i'm curious cuz it says:

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su [-] [username [args]]

The optional argument - may be used to provide an environment similiar to what the user would expect had the user logged in directly.
sounds like something that might be useful... what do you think??
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:30 PM   #12
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The KDM session manager can do that. On SuSE Linux you would go the the 'Edit Groups and Users' setup dialog to make the change. I don't know what you have for slackware. You can use KDM to login to the window manager of your choice. However, the common way to set it up is to use the kcontrol program. But if KDE isn't installed, I don't know if you can use it, or exactly what changes it would make, such as changing the /etc/inittab file and making changes to the /etc/pam.d/ configuration files.

Also, using autologin is potentially dangerous and shouldn't be used if you access the Internet, or if you have a user on the local network that you don't totally trust. For example, if the changes add an option to KDM or mingetty this may be readable in /proc/<pid>/cmdline.
You should only use it if you want to run a kiosk.

Last edited by jschiwal; 03-27-2005 at 09:31 PM.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 09:37 PM   #13
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Quote:
Originally posted by win32sux
oh, okay... i did look at the man page before asking, i just missed that part... my brain was looking for a bold -c on the left... hehe...

BTW, what about putting a "-" before the username??

i'm curious cuz it says:



sounds like something that might be useful... what do you think??
you may or may not have to do that. if it works, it probably doesn't matter too much. you might want to do it just to be safe

and...

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Originally posted by jschiwal
The KDM session manager can do that. On SuSE Linux you would go the the 'Edit Groups and Users' setup dialog to make the change. I don't know what you have for slackware. You can use KDM to login to the window manager of your choice. However, the common way to set it up is to use the kcontrol program. But if KDE isn't installed, I don't know if you can use it, or exactly what changes it would make, such as changing the /etc/inittab file and making changes to the /etc/pam.d/ configuration files.
ooh.. firstly.. you need far more kde components than would be worth it, and, what? PAM?.. I know naught of what you speak. (not in slackware)

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Old 03-27-2005, 10:07 PM   #14
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okay, i put these in my /etc/rc.d/rc.local (one at a time):

Code:
su win32sux -c startx
and
Code:
su - win32sux -c startx
in both instances i get this on startup:

Quote:
/bin/bash: startx: command not found
and i get dropped to a regular runlevel 3 login (as set in my inittab)...


Last edited by win32sux; 03-27-2005 at 10:17 PM.
 
Old 03-27-2005, 10:15 PM   #15
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the path variables aren't set. you have to give an absolute path to startx

usually /usr/X11R6/bin/startx
 
  


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