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Old 05-27-2009, 08:10 PM
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Default Question about automatic login at startup
Sorry if this is an easy one, but I have searched around for an answer and not found anything.

When I installed PC-BSD I defined one user account and had the system require username and password on startup to get into this user account. This worked for a while and then one day on powerup (and ever since) the system no longer requires the login information and just goes right in.

How might this have happened, and how do I change the settings so that it goes
back to requiring username/password?

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Old 05-28-2009, 01:57 AM
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Default Re: Question about automatic login at startup
Good question, for me it is the other way around, when I started with PCBSD it went straight into OS.

Then one day for some reason it changed to require my username and password.

I would really like too to know how this function can be controlled :?: :?: :?:
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:25 PM
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Default Re: Question about automatic login at startup
It is very easy...

Go to System Settings (Administrator), click on the Advanced tab and select Login Manager

Tab 7 is called "Convenience" and I guess you can figure out the rest :wink:
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:17 AM
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Thanks Tano you are a legend.

Just one problem............when I get to the Login Manager all the settings are grayed out and I can't change a darn thing :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:43 AM
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Default Re: Question about automatic login at startup
Quote:
KDE Chapter 4 - KDE Help Center

If you are not currently logged in as a superuser, you will need to click the Administrator Mode... Button. You will then be asked for a superuser password. Entering a correct password will allow you to modify the settings of this module.
Seriously this statement is meaningless as there is no Administrator Mode button.

I can understand why people get frustrated when what should be an elementary matter becomes extremely complicated and the documentation is wholly inadequate.
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Old 06-03-2009, 11:51 AM
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Default Re: Question about automatic login at startup
It's only been a week and I still don't have a solution to this problem.

Come on please someone can't you guys just give someone a bit of simple help. :?:
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Old 06-04-2009, 07:10 AM
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Default Re: Question about automatic login at startup
Hi,

I had a problem after unexpected hard shutdown of my PC. Several system setting have been changed suddenly and even though there are ways of changing these settings through System menu, I had to repair the system from install dvd in order to return to default system settings.

So this is what I would do. Repair the system and hope that it will be like it was before you had problems.
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Old 06-04-2009, 11:46 AM
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Default Re: Question about automatic login at startup
Originally Posted by Lol-x
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KDE Chapter 4 - KDE Help Center

If you are not currently logged in as a superuser, you will need to click the Administrator Mode... Button. You will then be asked for a superuser password. Entering a correct password will allow you to modify the settings of this module.
Seriously this statement is meaningless as there is no Administrator Mode button.
IIRC the Admin Mode button is in the bottom left of the frame. Try expanding the Kcontrol window to full size and then maybe it visible.
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Old 06-07-2009, 07:09 PM
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Default Re: Question about automatic login at startup
Make sure that you select "System Settings (administrator)" from the System menu, not the regular "System Settings" you see when you click on the Kmenu...
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