auto login

David Wijnants dwijnants at
Fri Sep 13 09:43:06 CEST 2002

Joe Klemmer wrote:
> Anyway...  No, I do not know hoe to auto login.

I don't know either, but you might want to look in the system startup
scripts to see what starts xdm/kdm/gdm, and how you might get it to
start a window manager instead.

This might involve some jiggery pokery to give the display to your
chosen user and have the session running as that user (you don't want
the whole lot running as root, so use the 'su' command to launch the

Some things to look at:

- /etc/inittab
- /etc/rc.local
- files in /etc/rc.d
- files in /etc/X11/init
- files in /etc/X11/xdm

Hope this helps,

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