Bug 111501 - autologin does not work without manual intervention
Summary: autologin does not work without manual intervention
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kdebase
Version: 1
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
: 108971 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-12-04 17:32 UTC by Brent Fox
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-11-16 17:12:36 UTC

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Description Brent Fox 2003-12-04 17:32:59 UTC
When enabling the autologin feature in the KDE Control Center (under
System Administration->Login Manager), it appears that autologin
should work on the next reboot.  

However, GDM is the default login manager and does not recognize KDE's
autologin feature.  The user has to manually add a line to
/etc/sysconfig/desktop that reads:


Then things will work fine.  I see two possible solutions:

1) Make the KDE Control Center smart enough to add the required line
to /etc/sysconfig/desktop when someone selects autologin

2) Make KDM and GDM understand each other's autologin requests

To me, option 2 seems like the better long term solution, but I don't
know exactly what that would involve.

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-08-17 10:09:58 UTC
*** Bug 108971 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Doncho Gunchev 2004-09-27 22:22:47 UTC
With FC3t2 autologin with kdm still gives 'authentication failure' or
something like this, but does not work.

Comment 3 Ngo Than 2004-11-16 17:12:36 UTC
it works fine with FC3 release. i have verified it on machine.
You have to enable autologin first (kcontrol->System
Aministration->Login Manager->Convennience)

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