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Old 10-03-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
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Automatic login

In Fedora 5 (Control center - user authentication), I've choice the automatic login option.
However, I always get login screen and must enter username / password to start Gnome or KDE.
What's wrong ?
Old 10-03-2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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if you want the automatic login for kde then you need to switch the login manager from gdm to kdm.

Add to following line to your /etc/sysconfig/desktop file:

now when you login to kde use control center -> system admin -> login manager convince to select the user you want to auto login.

no idea about gnome sorry!
Old 10-03-2006, 10:32 AM   #3
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Gnome is basically the same, you have to set up the user you want to auto-login from the "Actions" menu of gdm
Old 10-19-2006, 10:05 AM   #4
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simon 6162 -

Thanks for the quick and easy fix. It worked like a charm.


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