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Old 02-23-2006, 03:28 PM   #1
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Hi, i have a problem... I'm running a perfectly good Suse 10.0 installation, but there are no users to choose from in the autologin menu...

I've read a lot of threads on the subject, but none of them described my problem... So if someone could help me...

There's not a lot of info, sorry about that, but i can't explain it better...

There's just no users to choose from either the Convenience or Yast user menu...

And i have a user :-)

Hope you can help...
Old 02-23-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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I don't know Suse, so I don't know exactly what you want to do, but gdm has a feature that sounds like it *might* be what you want--so I'll describe how to use it, just in case that's what you want, and just in case you use gdm.

The next time you're at the login screen, select the `configure' ('ish) option, and enter the root password. There should be a `automatically log in this user when gdm starts:' (and/or 'after time:') in one of the tabs. Enter your username.

Disclaimer: I haven't used it, and IIRC Suse uses KDE by default. Hope this helps.

Last edited by jonaskoelker; 02-23-2006 at 04:45 PM.
Old 02-23-2006, 06:34 PM   #3
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From the Login Manager, click on the Users tab. You will see an option marked Show list. Check that box in order to show the list of users.

Then click on the Convenience tab, check the Enable Auto-login, and select the user you want to autologin.

I did that one a couple of years ago, and I won't do it again. I had a problem that I really need to login as root to fix and couldn't because of autologin. I disabled autologin, got things working, and haven't used autologin since. Your mileage may vary.
Old 02-23-2006, 07:05 PM   #4
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Thank, got it working... Linux combined with this forum... I fail to see why people think it's difficult to use...

But still... Thank you guys...


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