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Old 03-16-2003, 06:31 PM   #1
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automatic sequence on boot up

I need to be able to do a series of things automatically on boot up. I am using SuSE 8.1. I need to be able to login automatically with a regular user ( NOT root), start X, and then start an application all automatically when the machine boots up.
Thanks for any help.
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Depending on your default session manager...
both kdm & gdm support automatic logins.
Look in your appropriate session control.

As for the
then start an application
it's probably easiest to put a .xsession file
in the "automatic users" home (KDE does have a
autostart-like feature too?)...

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I did go into gdm and set up the automatic user option but it still didn't login. Do I need to be in INIT 3?
There is a .xsession file in the directory. How to I modify it so my application will start? Do I just need to add an executable line of code near the end of the file?


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