Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 181503
No automatic login
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:24 EST
Description of problem:
The 'automatic login' feature does not work.
Firstly, the drop-down list of usernames in gdmsetup does not list any users
even when there is one.
Secondly, when a username is entered manually and the machine rebooted, the user
is not automatically logged in.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Tim, you need to first go the the Users tab, and either check the
"All users from passwd" checkbox or add some users to the include list.
After that, you can select a user from the combobox, and automatic login
works (for me, at least)
I had to restart the application in order to get the combobox populated.
The "all users from password" combobox should probably be on by default and the
application shouldnt require a restart. The entire interface makes it non obvious.
I second Rahul's comment (current way it's non-intuitive, I was about to fill a
bug with Automatic login doesn't work)
>Secondly, when a username is entered manually and the machine rebooted, the user
> is not automatically logged in.
I think that's the same as issue 188326.
whit the last version of gdm (gdm-2.14.8-1) when the autologin start, I see a
black screen with a small text box that says:
| Automatic login (user)
and then if I type in the password, the login proceeds as usual.
I previously had a problem where gdm didn't use the auto-login set by gdmsetup
I had to manually edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf to egt auto-login working
the latest update to gdm has now broken auto-login, it now prompts for the
password of the auto-login user.
re comment #7, subsequent Fc5 updates have restored this functionality again for me
The interface improvement suggested earlier is filed as a new enhancement
request in https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=203287
*** Bug 189701 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***