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Old 07-25-2004, 01:10 AM   #1
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how to make autologin in fedora 2


because i am the one use and only i have the physical access to my computer..so how can i do i autologin with non-root user??
 
Old 07-25-2004, 01:34 AM   #2
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well, if you're booting into X and are running KDE, then you can go into the kde control center and set which user you want to auto-login...
 
Old 07-25-2004, 03:54 AM   #3
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if you're going to have a completely open system with autologin....then what's the point of Linux....just stick with Winblows man.....
 
Old 07-25-2004, 04:48 AM   #4
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I don't agree zLinuxz. It's not because you have an auto-login system, that you can better go to Windows again. You can still love Linux for it's stability, internet security and flexibility.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 05:31 AM   #5
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if you're going to have a completely open system with autologin....then what's the point of Linux....just stick with Winblows man.....
why on earth would you say something like this???

i mean, you speak like this auto-logged-in user is gonna have root access or something...

obviously you don't ever wanna set your personal or important account to auto-login unless you have a very good reason, but auto-login can be a VERY useful feature sometimes...

for example, i use it with a "guest" account that anybody can use... so whenever the computer boots it's ready to be used by anybody... and whenever i or someone else with a linux account needs to use it we can just log-in to our own PRIVATE accounts using kdm...

and i gave the auto-login thing a cybercafe-ish twist, i added a simple "auto-restore" function:

after completely configuring the "guest" account, i backed-up the /home/guest/ directory into a gzipped tarball (/home/guest.tar.gz) and added a few lines to /etc/rc.d/rc.local so that the account gets restored at every boot (by deleting the entire /home/guest/ directory and then restoring the gzipped tarball)... so it doesn't even matter WHAT a guest does, upon next reboot everything will be like new...

i could also create a "My Documents" folder that doesn't get erased, so people can actually save stuff they don't want erased in there, while still not being able to permanently change ANYTHING...

anyways, back to the regular auto-login issue:

i really suggest you DON'T use auto-login unless you do it with a non-important account, as you'd leave your account vulnerable to anybody who sits in front of the computer... i'd say better safe than sorry... but it's really a judgement call on your part... whatever you decide, good luck...


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Old 07-25-2004, 06:36 AM   #6
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I don't agree zLinuxz. It's not because you have an auto-login system, that you can better go to Windows again. You can still love Linux for it's stability, internet security and flexibility.
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i really suggest you DON'T use auto-login unless you do it with a non-important account, as you'd leave your account vulnerable to anybody who sits in front of the computer...


Guys. Come on.

This is just some guy who is mucking around with his computer at home like me. I don't know what you guys have on your computer that you must keep so secret but I don't give a crap if someone in the house accesses my account.

Get off you High horses and just answer the bloody question.


jax
 
Old 07-25-2004, 08:40 AM   #7
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Smile I guess its a anwser :)

In my fedora i simply do this

Under the redhat menu popup (not sure what the real name is... the one in the buttonbar marked with the redhat logo :P)

anyway press that one and select System settings and then login screen ...

there is a nice little funktion named "automatic login" (please figure out the rest = making a user to automatic login with if you dont have one hehe)


besides.. i dont think you can do it with root.. but im not sure.

experiment
 
Old 07-25-2004, 10:26 AM   #8
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Re: I guess its a anwser :)

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In my fedora i simply do this

Under the redhat menu popup (not sure what the real name is... the one in the buttonbar marked with the redhat logo :P)

anyway press that one and select System settings and then login screen ...

there is a nice little funktion named "automatic login" (please figure out the rest = making a user to automatic login with if you dont have one hehe)


besides.. i dont think you can do it with root.. but im not sure.

experiment
thank you...

but i think you guys are too serious on the security thing.... that is my home computer anyway...
 
Old 07-25-2004, 11:07 AM   #9
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ackk, I apologize for when I read his first post, I skipped the "non-" part of 'root user'....and thought hkl8324 wanted an autologin with root privileges....which is what windows is; hence the reference to going back to windows.
But otherwise, yeah Esid answered the question very well,
ciao.
 
Old 07-25-2004, 07:43 PM   #10
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ackk, I apologize for when I read his first post, I skipped the "non-" part of 'root user'....and thought hkl8324 wanted an autologin with root privileges....which is what windows is; hence the reference to going back to windows.
yeah auto-login as root would turn your linux 2.4 into windows 98 in a heartbeat!!!

=)


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Old 07-25-2004, 08:02 PM   #11
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I don't know what you guys have on your computer that you must keep so secret but I don't give a crap if someone in the house accesses my account.
good for you, but not everybody has the same security requirements, and there's nothing wrong with giving someone some good advice bundled with the question's answer...

remember this isn't just for hkl8324, it's also for anybody else who runs into this thread in the future...

and by the way, most of us DO have personal information on our PCs that isn't anybody's business... not everyone is "mucking around" on their PCs...

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Get off you High horses and just answer the bloody question.
what gives you the right to make such a request in such an irrespectful manner when you yourself didn't even try to contribute anything???
 
Old 07-25-2004, 08:07 PM   #12
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YOU (win32sux) already answered the question.

I am just trying to make the threads concise and useful instead of being filled with crap.
 
Old 07-26-2004, 04:00 AM   #13
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jax8....'mate' (hehehehe),

you need to calm down, LOL, this isn't a Microsoft forum so don't be such a tight-ass.

ciao.

zLinuxz
 
  


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