[SATLUG] Help with Sign-in

Mike Todd mtodd4 at satx.rr.com
Thu Apr 10 22:10:37 CDT 2008


What you are looking for is in System/Administration/Login Window. click 
on the security tab and check the box for enable automatic login and put 
your name in the user field.
mike

Arthur Hall wrote:
> John,
>   Thanks for the quick and accurate response.  I've printed out "How to Enable Automatic Login on Linux" and will follow the appropriate steps the next time I boot up that machine.  I'll also keep the info on file in case I install another distro.  Thanks again.
>   Art
>
> John Pappas <j at jvpappas.net> wrote:
>   The Display Manager (DM) will handle this. SInce you mentioned Ubuntu, it
> is Gnome (GDM).
>
> Google: gdm autologin. A reasonable result:
> http://www.linfo.org/automatic_login.html.
>
> Ubuntu may have a GUI or preferred place to handle these sorts of things
> (Suse has a security module for Yast that sets this up in the DM) AFAIK KDM
> and GDM use different methods (KDM's is in the control panel, I haven't used
> GDM for a while so I don't know if it is in the gnome control center or not)
>   


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