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Old 08-13-2004, 05:08 AM   #1
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Problems with autologin SUSE 9.1

Hi there,

I am a completely begginer at Linux and this forum.

I have installed SUSE 9.1 in my old computer. Having had problems with my very old monitor, I used a new one for the installation and then changed to the old one. I had to use the xf86config command with the failsafe boot to configure my monitor, I have also changed vga=normal in my normal booting. Now the autologin is gone, I have to start with the login prompt and then go to the xwindow. I have changed (as root) the login options at the control center, checking the autologin box, but it does not work. Any help?

Now I can't switch off the computer from the xwindow either, just logout, how can I swith off from the xwindow or from prompt? Sorry, I am a beginner!
Old 08-17-2004, 06:46 PM   #2
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Hi torpedo,

type shutdown now -h on a root-shell to shut down your system manually.

As far as I understand your question, you' like to start your system with a graphical login screen. To achieve this, you should start the system in run-level 5. For security-issues I would recommend, to deactivate the auto-login functionality, but if you want to use it anyway it should work after being configured in the control-center (press "apply" before leaving!).

Good luck!
Old 08-17-2004, 08:45 PM   #3
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If you want to log in in Graphical User Mode instead of being in console and then typing 'startx', edit /etc/inittab.

You'll want to change one of the lines that looks like this:
# The default runlevel.
Make sure the '5' is there.

(This is just expanding on what littleonion said.)
Old 08-18-2004, 03:17 AM   #4
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Thanks! That's what I was looking for. Excellent forum.


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