autologin KDE, 8-1-RELEASE-amd64 not working

Thiago Rodrigues Santos trsantos1 at
Tue Jul 27 18:59:47 UTC 2010

Em Terça-feira 27 Julho 2010, às 14:58:33, Antonio Olivares escreveu:
> Dear folks,
> I am not sure why, but autologin is not working, I get authentication
> errors :(
> I setup KDE as the desktop using
> echo 'exec /usr/local/kde4/bin/startkde4' > ~/.xinitrc
> echo 'local_startup="${local_startup} /usr/local/kde4/etc/rc.d"' >>
> /etc/rc.conf echo 'kdm4_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
> and logging in as root and using the System Settings, I chose
> autologin as myself(regular user, member of wheel/operator groups(if
> it is important))     but I get authentication error :(
> I try to login as root, but root is not allowed exept if I start in
> console mode, i,e, comment out the lines in /etc/rc.conf and I make
> changes, but cannot get autologin to work.
> I know that autologin is discouraged, but this is a home computer and
> no other person uses it execpt me, how should I fix it?
> Thank you for advice/suggestions/comments.
> Regards,
> Antonio
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Hello. If you don't have the /etc/pam.d/kde-np file, you need to create it 
with the following content:

auth       required
account    required
account    required
session    required

Thiago Rodrigues Santos <trsantos1 at>

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