Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 193752
gdmsetup does not include username when autologin is set
Last modified: 2008-08-02 19:40:36 EDT
Description of problem:
I was attempting to setup an autologin on the local console of a desktopmachine
which was to display network useage graphs automatically in the comms room. i
opened gdmsetup, and used it to select AutoLogin, however i noticed everytime i
opened gdmsetup again the user field had been blanked out. I opened the
/etc/gdm/custom.conf file and noticed that while AutomaticLoginEnable=true was
present in the [daemon] section, AutomaticLogin=username was not in the section
at all, manually adding this line resolved the issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
tried on 2 different desktop machines and both produced the same result
Steps to Reproduce:
1.open gdmsetup, select Autologin, enter username in User field
2.click close on gdmsetup.
3.open /etc/gdm/custom.conf and you should find AutomaticLoginEnable=true but no
username specified or no line with AutomaticLogin=username anywhere in the file.
I can confirm this bug to still be present in FC6.
Also this seems a duplicate from 188463?
Fedora Core 6 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
We no longer support Fedora Core 6 and I am currently trying to get my open bug
count down to a more manageable state. I'm going to close this bug as WONTFIX.
If this issue is still a concern for you, would you mind trying to reproduce on
a supported version of Fedora and reopening?
(this is a mass message)