GDM auto login

Wout Decré wout at
Wed Sep 3 17:42:35 UTC 2008

Hi again, just noticed that there should also be a minor adjustment for
the gdm-autologin file. According to /usr/src/UPDATING
auth	required no_warn
should be changed to:
account	required no_warn

So I think a better gdm-autologin file would be:

auth       required
account    required
account    required
session    required

I guess someone should verify this, cause I'm no PAM expert. I have done
it like this on my laptop, the auto login works and I don't get any
error messages anymore.

The error message was:

gdm-binary[2463]: in openpam_dispatch():
gdm-binary[2463]: in openpam_dispatch(): no

Kind regards


On Wed, 2008-09-03 at 18:10 +0200, Wout Decré wrote:
> Hi, according to the GNOME FAQ question 23 (How do I configure GDM for
> automatic logins?) you should create a gdm-autologin file and put it
> under /etc/pam.d, but wouldn't it be more elegant to put it
> under /usr/local/etc/pam.d?
> I also noticed the file /etc/pam.d/gdm_disabled, but what is it's use?
> Thanks for the great job on GNOME, I'm a very happy FreeBSD user for
> over 5 years on my servers, and decided to also use it on my new laptop
> as a workstation (I'm using a boot password, so that is why I use the
> auto login feature), you guys made it a peace of cake :)
> Wout

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