Re: gdm: auto-login for cafe/library/kiosk use

Jim Bray <jb as220 org> writes:

>   I'm involved in a project, viewable here:
> which involves using Gnome as part of Free Software Free Public Access boxen.
> We would like to be able to add options to gdm so it would time out eventually
> and login a default user, using perhaps gdm.conf options such as:
> AutoLoginTimeout 30 [seconds]
> AutoLoginUser <user>
> AutoLoginPassword <password>
> or something like that. This shouldn't be difficult, and I think I could hack
> this in, but would like get it into the source-tree if I do so we don't have
> to keep running a patched version.
>   This hack would also be useful for folks running boxes in safe environments
> where they don't want to bother to log in, which I used to do myself using an
> inittab entry like this:
> 4:4:respawn:su - jb -c 'exec xinit'.
> Doing it within gdm would be cleaner.

The recent gdm-2.0.97 release has something like this feature,
though not as configurable.


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