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

Andrew Walbran qwandor at gmail.com
Mon Nov 27 05:27:12 UTC 2006

On Monday 27 November 2006 1:22 pm, Daniel L. McGrew wrote:
> 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...
Open the KDE Control Center (kcontrol), go to System Administration->Login 
Manager->Convenience. Go into administrator mode, then check 'Enable 
Auto-Login'. Choose a user and delay. You can even have it automatically lock 
the session once you have logged in, which can be useful.

> 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
This depends on the distro. On Debian, the kdm config files are 
under /etc/kde3/kdm/. This kind of stuff is in /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc.

> Questions;
> 1. Which file would do this for me?
>         a. Where is it located?
>         b. What do I put into the file?
> 2. Where is the kdm bin file?
>         a. I've looked in;
>                 i. bin
>                 ii. /usr/bin
This depends on the distro. On Debian, it is /usr/bin/kdm.

Andrew Walbran
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