autologin on default shell /bin/sh

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Mon Sep 26 21:37:56 UTC 2011

On Mon, Sep 26, 2011 at 10:53 AM, Warren Block <wblock at> wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Sep 2011, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>> If I type my username and login, startx starts automatically, but after I
>> have logged in by typing my username and password.
> That means the part that starts X is correct.
>> This is an excerpt of /etc/ttys on FreeBSD 9.0 BETA 2
>> ttyv0   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
>> # Virtual terminals
>> ttyv1   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         xterm   on  secure
> Don't use xterm, it won't be able to run before X has started.
> "Pc" is the standard login.  The new entry in /etc/gettytab creates a new
> "Al" for autologin:
> A|Al|Autologin console:\
>        :ht:np:sp#115200:al=user
> The "A", "Al", and "Autologin console" are all names for that entry.
> When the system starts, it will start the ttys listed in /etc/ttys:
> ttyv0   "/usr/libexec/getty Pc"         cons25  on  secure
> ttyv1   "/usr/libexec/getty Al"         cons25  on  secure
> I leave ttyv0 alone for log messages and such, and put the autologin on
> ttyv1.
> An autologin system probably won't need the rest of the ttyv entries and
> they can be commented out.

I have done as you have instructed.

Set up /etc/ttyv with

ttyv1   "/usr/libexec/getty Al"         cons25  on  secure


in /etc/gettytab

A|Al|Autologin console:\

as my username is olivares.  It is working on BETA 2 :)  Now I hope to
get it working again at home on an 8.2 amd machine.

I will report back but return different machine and different
information, hope only with a success report :)  It was working
before, and now it is not  :(



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