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Old 06-30-2012, 02:30 PM   #1
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Logging in and running an application on start up

I have a machine running Linux Version which I use as a music server. We get frequent power cuts and I'd like to have the machine log in when I restart it and run the music server application.
Can it be done?
Old 06-30-2012, 11:24 PM   #2
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Try googling "linux auto login".
If your linux box uses PAM , then you should add "pam" to the searching word list.
For example , I found the page below
I don't know if this link will work for you or not, though.

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Old 07-01-2012, 12:48 AM   #3
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there is no sense if your application not required any user input to start.

you can put the whole command into "/etc/rc.local" file. so whenever you boot your machine it will automatically start your application without login into system.

#cat /etc/rc.local

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Old 07-01-2012, 11:30 AM   #4
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If you check your bios there may be an option to resume state, so after a cut it will reboot. As others have described, set the music server to start on boot. User logins are irrelevant for servers.


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