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

Bogus Zaba b.zaba at britishlibrary.net
Mon Nov 27 21:31:01 UTC 2006

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?
> 2. Where is the kdm bin file?
>         a. I've looked in;
>                 i. bin
>                 ii. /usr/bin
>         It's AWOL... 
> Thanks in advance for any help that anyone can provide...
>                         Most sincerely,
>                                         Dan
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Generally when you want the find an executable like kdm you can type 
"which kdm" at a console prompt. In my case (Suse 10.1) I get:
when I type "which kdm"


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