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fedora-list Digest, Vol 56, Issue 96 Item 7,

Message: 7
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2008 22:03:44 +0200
From: Nigel Henry <cave dnb2m97pp aliceadsl fr>
Subject: Re: Auto Log in screen
To: "Community assistance, encouragement,	and advice for using
	Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
Message-ID: <200810132203 44832 cave dnb2m97pp aliceadsl fr>
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On Monday 13 October 2008 21:10, Mike Chambers wrote:

> On Mon, 2008-10-13 at 19:13 +0200, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > The link above is interesting, but I can confirm that Autologin still
> > works with F9, by adding the following lines that I borrowed
> > from /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf on my FC2 install. Before suggesting this to
> > Steve Friis I rebooted F9, and was auto logged in to KDE. (never used
> > autologin before)
> >
> > [daemon]
> > # Automatic login, if true the first local screen will automatically
> > logged # in as user as set with AutomaticLogin key
> > AutomaticLoginEnable=true
> > AutomaticLogin=djmons
> >
> > Steve replied (unfortunately sending the reply by way of the latest
> > digest he'd received, so the subject is the digest one), saying that
> > those lines work fine on his laptop, and was about to try it on his
> > server, where he needs autologin to work.
> >
> > Odd that the link above mentions nothing about autologin, but have
> > confirmed for myself that the above lines added to /etc/gdm/custom.conf
> > on F9 still work for autologin.
> Thought, it works with kde, but what about gnome?  Have you or Steve
> tried it with gnome desktop instead to see what happens?
> --
> Mike Chambers

Well all I can say is that I've just tried it with autologin to Gnome, and it works like magic, and I have access to the Gnome desktop, just as it does with autologin to KDE.

That's all I can say. Adding the lines, as above to /etc/gdm/custom.conf, just seem to work, whether that is for KDE, or Gnome.


OK, well you confirmed KDE, I will confirm Gnome. I use gnome here. Can't get the hang of KDE, just seems weaker or something. :-) I did load the server, and got my programs loaded on the server, which is multi-purpose. It is our household server, firewall, and the internet gateway for APRS in Las Cruces, and also dumps our weather info to the internet. So, as you can see, this is a very busy box. It is also imperative that it operate as much as possible. When the power goes out, the UPS provides for up to 15 minutes, at which time it gracefully shuts down via the software. When the power comes back, the UPS signals the computer to restart. With out these critical lines of code, it would just stop at the login screen. If no one is here to key it up, it would just sit there. So, I have been afraid to upgrade from core 7. Thanks to all who have given their time and gave me the directions.
Steve Friis
Amateur Call WM5Z
APRS WM5Z-1 Las Cruces Igate | APRS WM5Z-2 Home | APRS WM5Z-3 RV | APRS WM5Z-15 Weather

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