[kde-linux] kdm login default user after x seconds

Gary L. Greene, Jr. greeneg at phoenuxos.com
Mon Nov 27 00:59:59 UTC 2006

On Sunday 26 November 2006 19:22, Daniel L. McGrew wrote:
> I've always used KDE 3+... by default I've used the gnome manager (gdm)
> with it... sorry, I just didn't know any better... lol...
> anyway, I've switched, so that both socks match... I'm using KDM with
> KDE... however, gdm had a very nice feature... I could set it to
> automatically logon a specific user after a certain period of time, say
> 30secs... now, that I've switched to KDM, that feature is not available...
> at least, I can't find it...
> If anyone knows where to find this in the gui or the name of the file I
> need to edit to get this to happen again, I would really appreciate it...
> Since I've switched from gdm to kdm, I think that the applicable directory
> has changed... from /etc/gdm to etc/kde3/kdm... so, our choice of files, I
> think, are in the /etc/kde3 directory (although I don't see any files that
> would affect this feature in this directory... possibly /etc/kde3/kde
> directory... possibly files are kdm.options or kdmrc
> Questions;
> 1. Which file would do this for me?
>         a. Where is it located?
>         b. What do I put into the file?

From what I recall, Oswald has yet to implement this feature (or may have 
completely vetoed anything like it in KDM for security reasons....)

> 2. Where is the kdm bin file?
>         a. I've looked in;
>                 i. bin
>                 ii. /usr/bin

If you are using a RH based distro, you'll find kdm and kdmgreeter 
in /usr/bin, If you are on Slackware or SuSE, you'll find them 
in /opt/kde3/bin. Sorry I can't help with Debian as I personally can't 
stomach that distro long enough to learn it's peculiarities...

>         It's AWOL...
> Thanks in advance for any help that anyone can provide...
>                         Most sincerely,
>                                         Dan
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