Bug 16314 - autologin on/off breaks X startup at boot time.
autologin on/off breaks X startup at boot time.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Bernhard Rosenkraenzer
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Reported: 2000-08-16 01:52 EDT by John Cagle
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-16 01:52:03 EDT
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Description John Cagle 2000-08-16 01:52:00 EDT
If you enable autologin and then disable it (using the Gnome control panel)
you will end up with a file /etc/sysconfig/autologin with a line that says:

The presence of this file at boot time causes the /etc/X11/prefdm script
(started by
/etc/inittab) to execute /usr/sbin/autologin, which reads the
setting and doesn't do anything, except return 0 (zero) to prefdm.

Prefdm considers a zero return value to indicate success, and therefore it
exits without starting a display manager.  This causes an init error at
boot time
and X never gets started.

THE FIX: make autologin return non-zero if it finds "AUTOLOGIN=no"
in its config file.
Comment 1 Glen Foster 2000-08-16 13:25:43 EDT
Red Hat's fix for Winston is to exclude ALL of the autologin packages.  Marking
as deferred.

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