General :: Automatic Login On CentOS 5.5?

Sep 6, 2010

I have installed CentOS 5.5 successfully and I have VNC working. This server will be a headless box that will reside in a server rack. I intend to perform any necessary maintenance on the machine remotely though my desktop computer. My problem is that when CentOS is on the login screen, I cannot connect with VNC. Once I have logged into a user account, then I can connect.

I would like the server to automatically login to one of my users each time it boots so that the VNC connection will be opened. Currently I have two users, root and Zachary. I would like the server to automatically login to the user Zachary.

In the CentOS Gnome GUI, when I go into System > Administration > Login Screen, and then click on the Security tab there is an option to "Enable Automatic Login." If you check this box a select form field becomes active; however, there are no user accounts showing in that select field. I tried typing in the user name that I wanted to automatically login, but after closing the screen it clears that username. What am I missing?

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May 10, 2010

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Jul 15, 2010

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So far my only workaround has been to reboot it whenever it does a bad start (where it asks me to log-in) and usually when the PC reboots, it will auto login fine.

I've given up trying to find out why it does that, so i just want the log-in screen gone entirely. I've searched on google and on this site directly, but no one else seems to have this issue.

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Jun 18, 2010

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Nov 23, 2009

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Aug 24, 2010

My laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 insists on automatically logging me in without asking for my password. The only thing is, I've disabled auto login and it shouldn't be doing that.

When I first boot up Ubuntu all I have to do is select my username, no password required to log in. I want the login screen to prompt me for my password for better security.

Here are the settings I already have:

System - Administration - Login screenSet to "show the screen for choosing who will log in"

System - Administration - Users and GroupsI am the only user I have an Administrator level account "Don't ask for password on login" is unchecked, i.e. it should ask for my password on login. If I create a new user with the same settings, that user gets asked for its password. But I don't.

Surely this should be enough to disable automatic login.

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Oct 1, 2010

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Feb 23, 2011

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I made my Fedora 13 box boot up automatically by adding the following to /etc/gdm/custom.conf


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I would like to make this automatic because this will be a remote box that I will use as a file server, but it wont be turned on all the time. So I'll turn it on when I need it, but I'll need to connect to it remotely, so obviously it needs to be on the network.

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Jan 17, 2010

When I create a new user account and login the first time to Gnome a series of files and directories is created in the user's home directory. Those directories are for example:


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Apr 12, 2010

I want to connect to anothere server from my current server through SSH command.

when I am using the command in the terminal like-- ssh username@ip it is asking me to give password. This is working fine in the terminal. but I want to do it automatic through a shell script.

How can I be able to provide userid and password through shell script?

I was trying to achieve it by creating a public key and copy it to the destination .ssh file. but I dont have the permission to create any file in the destination server.

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The only thing unusual that I did was select the "don't ask for password" option during the install, and then later (after the install was complete) decided that's not what I wanted and unchecked it.

I need to accomplish one of two things. Either change it so the auto login applies to the standard user account, or remove the auto login option from the login screen altogether.

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Jun 16, 2011

After changing my user's UID number with the "usermod -u" command or otherwise changing the login settings my computer no longer logs in automatically. I can login manually by selecting the "Other" option and manually typing in my user-name and password. However my user-name is gone from the list of users at the login screen or in the Login Screen Settings program.

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When it starts up, it does not show my user. It just shows "Automatic Login" and it logs in as Live System User. Even if I try to switch user then it gave me a authentication failure when I enter the credentials of the user which I created. If I try to create users manually using system administration, the user is lost after reboot. I have tried all possible instructed on the net.

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I'm setting up a mythTV frontend, so have set up automatic login in GDM, which works perfectly. I've also re-enabled the "kill X server" key combo (ctrl-alt-backspace), as other people here are used to that to restart it if everything goes pear-shaped.

However, the autologin isn't working properly after I kill the X server -- just sits at the login screen, and I have to manually log in.

how to fix that? Essentially, I never want to see the log in screen -- I want it to always log in as my generic MythTV user.

Not sure if it's any help, but here's my /etc/gdm/custom.conf:


(I've also tried enabling the "TimedLoginEnable", and have tried delays of 0, 1, and 10 seconds. They don't seem to work, either.)

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I have just a one line script that runs telnet, and even thoughI've looked around I thought maybe someone could just tell me if there is a way to automatically login to the telnet server without having to type it in everytime. It's more of a hassle type of thing, but no matter what I've tried, I can't get anything to work.

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Mar 3, 2010

A few minutes ago I was using google chrome when suddenly the scroll-lock indicator on my keyboard turned on... I pressed the scroll-lock key, but nothing happened, the light remained. I opened a terminal and ran "top" to find what processes were running when I was automatically logged out. I logged back and checked the logs and found the following entries in my auth.log:

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Dec 24, 2010

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I installed CentOS 5.2 because I want to install the latest VMWare Server (2.0.1).The release notes of vmware server say: "Support for CentOS 5.2".But after installing CentOS 5.2 and updating the packages marked for update,the Version of the system is 5.3. I know from Debian that if you do not explicitly want to do a system version upgrade,only bug fixes and security fixes are installed. That seems to be different with CentOS/RHEL?

Is there any way (or what ist the right way) to prevent automatic upgrade from one release to another? I don't want VMWare Server to stop working because of some upgrade from 5.x to 5.y.

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