Auto Logon

Gavin McCullagh gmccullagh at
Sun Nov 18 18:48:56 UTC 2007


On Sat, 17 Nov 2007, ugh ugher wrote:

> My lts.conf is set like this 
> SCREEN_07=ldm
> SCREEN_08=ldm
> SCREEN_09=ldm

> First question
.does auto logon even work? If I set up
> the lts.conf as
> [00:E0:81:27:D6:AE]
> LDM_PASSWORD=password
> The machine comes up and all I get is a black screen
> with an x for the cursor. 

I haven't used autologin on ldm but it's a pretty simple feature so it's
surprising if it's advertised but not working.  The multiple screen thing
seems less likely to work well though.  What the above should probably do
is cause 3 ldm's to start all of which would try to login to the same
account.  Perhaps that'll work but I doubt anyone else has done it.

Have you tried autologin with just a regular thin client (ie only one
screen, etc.)?

ldm logs itself to the thin client in /var/log.  Steps for setting up a
password in the thin client and debugging this are here:


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