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Old 11-29-2002, 08:40 AM   #1
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Graphical Auto-Login without using KDM or GDM


Is it possible to auto-login to an X window system independent of the Display Manager one is using? I know that with kdm, gdm it is possible to auto-login with a user but how can this be realized without those display managers, like, I think, Mandrake is doing this.
Also, is it possible to auto-login as root? Though it might not seem very reasonable due to security reasons, it would nontheless interest me how this could be done.

Thanks in advance.

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Old 11-29-2002, 01:30 PM   #2
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Mandrake uses gdm by default.
I don't think xdm will permit auto-logins.

I never tried it for root, nothing can be THAT interesting ;)

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p.s.: The English word realized -unlike the German "realisiert"-
means an act of perception.
What you were looking for is "can that be done" :}
 
Old 11-29-2002, 02:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the grammatical correction but you can say 'realize' for 'can be done'. You can look it up in an English-German dictionary.
And thanks for the other info.

Greetings
 
Old 11-30-2002, 03:10 AM   #4
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trust me, it's not commonly used that way :}

the only time I've ever heard that usage was in
referring to someone having "realized his great
dream" of someone who did a sailing-trip around
the world. It's certainly not used in a techincal/
business context.

How many Germans would use "toll" in the sense
of mad, crazy? If you look it up you'll find it, too...

Cheers,
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Old 11-30-2002, 08:55 AM   #5
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Actually, tinkster, I see it used quite often. . .
On Topic
soda:
http://www.linuxgazette.com/issue27/kodis.html
 
Old 11-30-2002, 11:22 AM   #6
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I read, and reread the post, and read nothing wrong with it. Can anyone point out this "incorrect" or "uncommon" use of something? ...nevermind, just found it.

Nah, I'd have to say I've heard it a bit, it's not as common, but does make total sense and is used.

Cool
 
Old 12-01-2002, 12:52 PM   #7
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*prepares for escape

"Maybe that's because we speak English in New Zealand, not American?!"

*runs in panic... :}
 
Old 12-01-2002, 12:57 PM   #8
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LOL!
 
  


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