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i am a long time windows user, converted to linux, and now playing w/ bsd. i dislike the automatic login employed in the default install of pcbsd(i could have also toggled a setting somewhere, i just click thru shit sometimes[dumb i know]) because my standard account still has some hefty priveledges. i figure this must be a concern of someone other than myself, and have failed to find an answer using either google or this forum. i dont need to know how to use gdm or kdm, if its easier to explain the bland unix CLI login will suffice.
thanks in advance!
06-28-2005, 03:44 AM
K start button
Administrator mode button (and root password when promted)
Convenience tab (if it switched)
There you go! This screen has login options - they should be fairly self explanetory.
06-28-2005, 03:53 AM
The auto login was chosen during installation. IIRC (If I remember correctly) you had the option to not choose it. I know that was the case in 7, I don't remember checking but I believe it was the case in 0.75 as well.
At any rate, go the start menu => Control Center=> System Administration=> Login Manager.
Click the administrative mode button at the bottom, and you'll be asked for your root password.
Click the convenience tab. You'll see that autologin is checked off.
Uncheck it and you're set.
As for logging in with the CLI see the faq--not the forum faq, but the faq on the main PCBSD page.
Hrrm, looking at the faq I think we need an easier to navigate layout there--I'm the one who posted the answer, and I couldn't remember the category. :)
http://www.pcbsd.org/faqs/index.php?act ... artlang=en (http://www.pcbsd.org/faqs/index.php?action=artikel&cat=9&id=16&artlang=en)
06-28-2005, 01:37 PM
They are right. When you setup your username on 0.7.5, same as 0.7, there is an option for "auto-login' that is checked by default. if you uncheck it, you are good to go, or you can disable the way they showed you in KDE :)
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