ANNOUNCE: Custom 64bit FreeBSD 8.1-RELEASE with XFCE packages released

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Sun Aug 8 00:34:00 UTC 2010

On Sat, Aug 7, 2010 at 2:47 PM, Polytropon <freebsd at> wrote:
> Just an addition: My solution works in the same way (modification
> of /etc/ttys and /etc/gettytab), but I avoid this step:
> On Sat, 7 Aug 2010 04:49:00 -0500, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at> wrote:
>> Then created file /etc/rc.local
>> with
>> su - user_to_be_logged_in -c startx
> In fact, I use the autologin-user's ~/.login script (which is
> executed after login) to contain a line to check for X's lock
> file and then run startx. This gives the possibility to the
> specific user to NOT have to need root permissions to change
> the behaviour after autologin. The simple line in ~/.login is
> this one:
>        [ -f /tmp/.X0-lock ] && startx
> Depending on requirements, this can be seen as an advantage
> or disadvantage (usually in considerations about security);
> it's also possible to create a "loop" that an accidental
> logout won't drop the user to "DOS". :-)
> --


So if I delete the file /etc/rc.local and make a file ~/.login, make
it executable (chmod +x ~/.login), and add the line

       [ -f /tmp/.X0-lock ] && startx
in that file and I will have the same result but without loggin in as
root? I will try it out and thank you for the suggestion.

I was going to try the autologin.c file and compile it, a similar
solution is done for slackware.



More information about the freebsd-questions mailing list