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Old 05-26-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
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Fedora 9 Auto Login


I have been using fedora for quite a while, and the previous version have the Automatic Login features which we can configure through the Administration > Login Screen menu.

But recently I have tried to use Fedora 9 and I couldn't find the Login Screen menu. Is there anyway?
 
Old 05-26-2008, 06:28 AM   #2
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No, Sulphur comes with a new gdm version which seems to - at least for now - lack that option. The solution is to use timed login - check here.

I have to warn you, though.. If you're a perfectionist, you won't like it - gdm still pops up for like a second instead of going straight (i.e. without any delay whatsoever) into Gnome.

But, for now, that's the only way.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 07:25 AM   #3
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Thanks very much for the information. I will try the configure the gdm then.
 
Old 05-26-2008, 07:44 AM   #4
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Wink

Ya, you were right, now my machine can auto login. Thanks very much.

To share with the others, I would like to show the steps of my configuration.

Let say to allow auto login for the user "server"

Under the /etc/gdm/custom.conf
I added this line

Code:
[daemon]
TimedLoginEnable=true
TimedLogin=server
Then, at the /etc/gdm/gdm.schemas
I change the the value to 5, the default is 30.

Code:
<schema>
      <key>daemon/TimedLoginDelay</key>
      <signature>i</signature>
      <default>5</default>
</schema>

Reboot and it will automatic login to the specify user.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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You can also add TimedLoginDelay=5 to /etc/gdm/custom.conf, if I'm not mistaken..?
 
Old 06-17-2008, 03:39 PM   #6
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You can also add TimedLoginDelay=5 to /etc/gdm/custom.conf, if I'm not mistaken..?
Thanks, if you do set:

TimedLoginEnable=true
TimedLogin=user
TimedLoginDelay=0

It almost mimics auto-login.
 
Old 06-17-2008, 04:25 PM   #7
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You can also install and use kdm which does have the autologin feature.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 07-06-2008, 10:27 PM   #8
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wood,

Thanks, just what I was looking for.
 
Old 11-01-2008, 06:23 PM   #9
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Cool Fedora 9 Auto Login

Ah. Upgrades, don't you love them............

Once again, the system interface doesn't allow you to set things.

Crap..............

Here is the secret agent method to allow auto login for fedora core 9:

vi /etc/gdm/custom.conf

Make sure you have the following:

[daemon]
AutomaticLoginEnable=true
AutomaticLogin=gerard

It is probably missing but add it anyway. Reboot and happy days.
 
Old 11-02-2008, 08:16 AM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wood View Post
I have been using fedora for quite a while, and the previous version have the Automatic Login features which we can configure through the Administration > Login Screen menu.

But recently I have tried to use Fedora 9 and I couldn't find the Login Screen menu. Is there anyway?
a no-X way: http://linuxgazette.net/issue72/chung.html
cool
 
Old 02-24-2009, 11:55 PM   #11
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Autologin in command shell

Hi
I just want add something to this thread
if you want login to just command prompt follow following steps
1. First you have to set default login level to init 3. To set up it open /etc/inittab and change the line
Code:
id:3:initdefault
2. Open /etc/event.d/tty1 file and change this line
Code:
exec /sbin/mingetty tty1
into
Code:
exec /sbin/mingetty --autologin user tty1
Here "user" is username of autologin user
 
  


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