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Old 10-08-2006, 04:12 PM   #1
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Couple things I want to make 10.1 do


I know I know 11 is out. I just had 10.1 sitting around when I was building a media box and decided to just use that. It's been a while since I've messed around in slack so I've forgotten a couple things. There are four main things I want this box to do:
1) Auto login on a non-root account
2) Auto start xwindows
3) Auto open the home folder for the user
4) Auto open Mplayer

Just don't remember how to do that. I haven't installed Mplayer on there yet but I remember how to do that so it will only take me a couple minutes. Any ideas? I know I can have it run in xwindows mode all the time I just forgot where that setting was located.

Thanks for the help in advance
 
Old 10-08-2006, 05:26 PM   #2
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=474464 ?
 
Old 10-09-2006, 08:25 PM   #3
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OK I have a minor problem. The box is using gdm but I would prefer kdm. How do I switch?
 
Old 10-09-2006, 09:20 PM   #4
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Perhaps the following might help:

Configuring Slackware for a GUI Startup—Part I
Configuring Slackware for a GUI Startup—Part II
Configuring Slackware for a GUI and a Command Line Startup

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The box is using gdm but I would prefer kdm. How do I switch?
Edit /etc/rc.d/rc.4 and modify the order or comment out the GDM lines.

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1) Auto login on a non-root account
After performing the above to use the KDM, as root open the KDE Control Center or, after opening the Control Center as normal user, select the System Administration section and then enter Admin mode by selecting the Admin button. Select the Login Manager section. Select the Convenience tab.

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3) Auto open the home folder for the user
Either save a desktop session with Konqueror open, or place a link to the Konqueror desktop icon in the $HOME/.kde/Autostart folder.

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4) Auto open Mplayer
Use the Autostart folder. Open Konqueror and make the Autostart folder the open folder. Then pop open the K start menu, drill your way to the Mplayer menu item, and drag the K menu option to your Autostart folder. KDE should ask you if you want to create a soft link. Yes, you do.
 
  


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