XFCE starts as root w/o login screen
markknecht at gmail.com
Wed Feb 3 00:19:05 CET 2010
On Tue, Feb 2, 2010 at 3:09 PM, Mark Neis <neismark at gmx.de> wrote:
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> Hi Doug,
> thanks for taking the time to answer.
> You said:
>> Since XFCE is only the desktop, your problem is further up, or back.
> That's exactly my problem. I'm not sure where to look.
> My understanding so far has been that the display manager asks for a
> login. Hence I should probably try to install and start xdm...
>> You need to have a user account in the OS, and login as that user.
> I do have a user account on the system (I created one), but finding a
> way to make the system require a login beats me. It does on the
> console (i. e. on a different tty), but not when starting X.
> Documentation about FoxOS is virtually non-existent. I also tried
> Fedora, but as they use Gnome or KDE by default, that didn't take me any
> further, either.
What's in your /etc/inittab file? I have a couple of machine I do
auto-login setups on by modifying that file. Maybe these FoxOS guys
did something like that?
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