Autologin (without gdm or kdm)

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Autologin (without gdm or kdm)

Postby Mdyter on Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:42 am

I’m using debian testing+ xfce.
i would like to make a script that once executed , will enable me to autologin and delete gdm.

please give me a hand in doing this job.
any help will be appreciated. Thank you =)
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Re: Autologin (without gdm or kdm)

Postby craigevil on Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:22 pm

Why not just remove gdm using apt-get/Synaptic first then setup autologin?

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Re: Autologin (without gdm or kdm)

Postby Mdyter on Fri Oct 15, 2010 12:42 pm

i really need to do all that with a script because i wont to make a script that sets up automatically my systems settings.
it will add repositories , keys, add/delete some applications, change some xfce settings .
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Re: Autologin (without gdm or kdm)

Postby veronicathecow on Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:53 pm

Hi craigevil Many many thanks for this.
It was driving me nuts trying to auto login in as root and this link sorted it perfectly.
I just added "startx" to my /etc/local

The only problem so far that I have found is for some reason the arrow keys in a terminal no longer work and I get funny characters and then a "A" or a "B" etc
any ideas?
thanks
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