Auto login in gdm?

Joe Marcus Clarke marcus at
Mon Apr 5 02:48:44 GMT 2004

On Sun, 2004-04-04 at 20:30, Deling Ren wrote:
> Hi all, I am running gnome 2.4 on a 5.2.1 box. Since I am the only user of
> this computer, it would be annoying to type in password everytime. So, I
> tried to configure gdm to auto login. I have done this before on Linux
> boxes, but it seems that on FreeBSD, it does not work the same way. gdm
> still asks me password every time. I know this has something to do with
> the pam, which I have no clue about. Could anyone tell me exactly how to
> make auto-login work? Thank you for any input.

This has been discussed on this list in the past, and is available in
the archives.  The gist of it is you need to configure a "gdm-autologin"
PAM definition similar to:

auth       required
auth       required
account    required
session    required


> Regards.
> Deling
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