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Old 07-20-2010, 12:23 PM   #1
basheer
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Angry How to auto login in slackware 13.1 as a normal user.


Hi All,
How can I auto login as a normal user in slackware 13.1.
I need to auto login in X.
Can some one please help.

Thanx
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:28 PM   #2
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It depends on which desktop environment you're using: KDE, Xfce etc. Let us know which one, and then we can see from there.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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/etc/inittab

If you mean to automatically log in without startx then you edit your nano /etc/inittab and change the run level from three to four...I don,t do this I prefer to read the verbosity and startx or startxfce4.

If you mean to log is as a user rather than root...then you type adduser at the prompt and just keep hitting return until you get to the bits you have to fill in...ignore most of it... I do !

Last edited by hughetorrance; 07-20-2010 at 12:58 PM.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 02:10 PM   #4
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After editing /etc/inittab, you will boot into runlevel 4 and a kdm login screen. Go ahead and login as a normal user. After KDE starts, press the keyboard combination Alt+F2. This will bring up a run box that you will type in:

Code:
kdesu systemsettings
A box will then pop up for your password. Enter that and the system settings dialog box will come up. Click on login manager, or it could be called login screen. Then, on the tabs across the top, click on Convenience. There you can select the user for auto login and select also a passwordless login. Click apply and you are done. The next time you reboot, it will go straight to KDE.
 
Old 07-20-2010, 02:41 PM   #5
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If you prefer to log in at the console and usually type "startx" manually, you could put this at the bottom of your ~/.bashrc (or ~/.zshrc or whatever you use to log in. It's bash if you haven't changed it)

Code:
if [[ `tty` = /dev/tty1 ]] && [[ -z "$DISPLAY" ]]; then
  startx
  logout
fi
This will start X automatically if you log in in tty1. If you are having problems with X or don't want it to start, just switch to tty{2-6} with Alt-F{2-6} before you log in. It's just a beautiful, simple, yet complete solution in my honest opinion.


This idea comes from brisbin33 of the Arch Linux community. Specifically, from his website: http://pbrisbin.com:8080/pages/display-manager.html
 
Old 07-20-2010, 04:35 PM   #6
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This thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ut-gui-374338/

explains in detail from start to finish.

Off the top of my head, tho', I don't *think* you have to edit the login.defs file, anymore (I've set up many boxes this way, but it's been a few months...)

cheers,
 
Old 07-21-2010, 12:10 AM   #7
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thanx for the response from so many ppl.
I'm using KDE.
I'm able to autologin as a normal user by doing as mlangdn has told.
ie

After editing /etc/inittab, you will boot into runlevel 4 and a kdm login screen. Go ahead and login as a normal user. After KDE starts, press the keyboard combination Alt+F2. This will bring up a run box that you will type in:

Code:

kdesu systemsettings

A box will then pop up for your password. Enter that and the system settings dialog box will come up. Click on login manager, or it could be called login screen. Then, on the tabs across the top, click on Convenience. There you can select the user for auto login and select also a passwordless login. Click apply and you are done. The next time you reboot, it will go straight to KDE.

Thanx a lo again.
 
  


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