Re: gdm: auto-login for cafe/library/kiosk use
- From: Owen Taylor <otaylor redhat com>
- To: Jim Bray <jb as220 org>
- Cc: <gnome-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: gdm: auto-login for cafe/library/kiosk use
- Date: 02 Feb 2001 11:05:53 -0500
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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