1.Passing text to program and 2.automatic login

Tony Nelson tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Sat Nov 10 21:27:44 UTC 2007

At 12:45 PM -0600 11/10/07, Mikkel L. Ellertson wrote:
>vladak at madnet.co.yu wrote:
>> 2. Without the graphical environment (only from bash) how can I
>> set linux to login some user at startup without asking for user
>> name and pass?
>If you want the user to always be logged in at a specific VT, you
>can edit /etc/inittab and change the line for the VT you want to
>change. Look at the autologin option of mingetty. For example, to
>have them logged in on VT2, look for:
>2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty tty2
>Change it to something like:
>2:2345:respawn:/sbin/mingetty --autologin guest tty2

If what you mean is "use a script instead of the graphical tool to change
to auto-login", then the graphical command is (usually) gdmsetup, which
according to `man gdm` edits /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf.  This info may be out
of date, as all I have on F7 is /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf.rpmsave, but if you
have the file, enabling auto-login is obvious.  How to edit the file from
the command line is up to you, but sed would work.
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