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Monday, October 18th 2004, 8:56pm

Bypass Logon Screen

I'm running Fedora Core 2, which has a default Gnome gui, but I have found that KDE fits my needs better. Originally, I used Desktop Switcher, however I found that I had to logoff to shutdown my 'puter, an extra step (okay, I'm a lazy guy). So, I changed /etc/sysconfig/desktop from DESKTOP="GNOME" to DESKTOP="KDE" DISPLAYMANAGER=”KDE” which works well, except that now there's a logon screen every time I boot. (Yep, got to put in a password every time, which is tedious for a lazy guy).

I've gone into the Configure-Login Manager and, under the Convenience tab, have clicked the 'enable auto-login' for myself, also have clicked myself as the 'pre-selected user' and 'enable password-less logins' for myself. All of them result in a pop-up at logon saying 'authentication failed' prior to going to the logon screen.

Does anyone know what file is being checked for 'authentication'? Perhaps it can be edited?


Thursday, October 21st 2004, 1:36am


Upgraded KDE 3.2 to 3.3.1 and now the auto-login works fine. Also KDE 3.3.1 is a very nice upgrade with lots of new games, educational toys. For the future, you might want to watch the 'bloat' though, guys.