Way to auto-login gnome on startup?

Richard Doyle rdoyle at islandnetworks.com
Sun Mar 8 23:46:27 GMT 2009

On Sun, 2009-03-08 at 17:28 -0600, David Groos wrote:
> Hi All,
> Another issue to solve :)
> I don´t have access to the room that will house the server for my
> thin-client classroom network.  The computer has iLO so I can remotely
> restart and even start a computer that is shut down.  However, I need
> to use a GUI (Though I can use CLI, I´m more of a visual person than a
> text person) on the server, ssh just ain´t enough...  Unfortunately,
> one can´t VNC into a computer unless someone is logged into it first
> through GNOME.  So here´s my thought:
> On server start-up, auto log-in the admin user and upon logging in
> immediately go into screen-lock up mode.  Then, I can VNC into the
> server and unlock screen!  Easy, well, I don´t know if it can be done,
> much less how easy to set up!  I´d appreciate any advise on the topic!
Run NX on the server instead. The non-free (as in speech) version from
nomachine.com is free (as in beer) for one or two users, or you can try

> Thanks,
> David

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