autologin on default shell /bin/sh
olivares14031 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 25 15:16:18 UTC 2011
I have several FreeBSD boxes three 8.2 amd 64 with autologin working
fine but with bash shell, /usr/local/bin/bash. I have used bits &
pieces from several places and thanks to kind folks like Polytropon
and others(hope I don't offend anyone), I was able to login
automatically and startx as well from ~/.bash_login file.
How to make some user login automatically?
Add to the /etc/gettytab file the following strings:
test:\ - entry name, autologin will use this username;
al=test - autologin username;
ht - terminal has real tabs;
np - 8-bit chars;
(optional) sp#115200 - line speed;
Edit /etc/ttys file:
ttyv0 "/usr/libexec/getty test" cons25 on secure
Usual Pc changed with test.
and a .bash_login file
[olivares at quadcore ~]$ cat .bash_login
if test ! -f /tmp/.X0-lock; then
that runs startx automagically.
I have a 9.0 BETA 2 amd64 machine and I am using /bin/sh shell or
default shell when one installs FreeBSD. I want to be able to setup
autologin and automatic startx as well like I have on the other
I tried to edit ~/.cshrc and copied W Block's example, but it did not work
How can I get it without using bash? Do I need to create a
~/.csh_login file and add the code to startx?
I have tried to add to ~/.cshrc the code:
if [ `/usr/bin/tty` = '/dev/ttyv0' ]; then
and it does not work.
As always, thanks for any pointers to solve this problem. I will get
to the machine tomorrow at work, but I want to try some options and
then report back which option/options helped solve the problem.
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