autologin Fedora 15 (Gnome 3)[Solved] & other questions??
olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 30 01:06:51 UTC 2011
--- On Sat, 3/26/11, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com> wrote:
> From: Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at yahoo.com>
> Subject: autologin Fedora 15 (Gnome 3) & other questions
> To: "fedora-test-list" <test at lists.fedoraproject.org>
> Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12:47 PM
> Dear Kind Fedora Testers &
> Autologin in Fedora 15 with gdm (file /etc/gdm/custom.conf
> with students as the user to login automagically, is not
> working correctly. I see a error No ???? This should
> not be happening, bla bla bla., I have to click log out,
> then try to renable login screen.
> If I don't use autologin(commented out the above lines in
> /etc/gdm/custom.conf), then the user menu to login does not
> present itself in the first round, it comes up after I click
> on other, then cancel the username finally shows up.
> What is happening here?
> Alas, there is also another detail that I have not
> forgotten, if I try to login in level 3 by appending a 3 at
> the end of grub kernel parameters in rhgb quiet 3, I login,
> and type startx and the desktop does not come up as it did
> in previous releases. I have to poweroff/reboot and
> leave the graphical level 5 otherwise, I get no desktop if I
> start in level 3.
> I have 3 machines running Fedora 15 updated to yesterday's
> updates, and this is happening. I was on Fedora 16 Rawhide
> on two of those three machines and I nuked them in favor of
> testing Fedora 15 with Gnome 3, and putting the students to
> test the functionality of the desktop. Some students
> complained what the hell is this? I am just observing
> them and also learning more about it by letting them use
> it. I just removed the lock of the screen after _
> minutes and also miss the shutdown menu button, I have to
> logout and then shutdown from gdm menu, are the devs, going
> to bring back the logout/shutdown button?
> I apologize for including more than what is on the title,
> but I can see some + and some -. I like the new look,
> because it is a complete redesign and impresses some people,
> but getting used to it and figuring how things work will
> take some time. Somehow the KDE 4.0 back when Fedora 9
> was coming out seemed different than what is happening now
> with Gnome 3. Only time will tell what will
> happen. I do like more than 1 desktop, use KDE, Gnome,
> XFCE, and lxde on several Fedora machines so I am no
> stranger to this.
> Thanks for reading and as always,
> suggestions/advice/comments are greatly appreciated.
For threading purposes, I am replying to my own message. Thanks to Rahul's suggestion. I re-tried the autologin and it has worked. I guess the problem could have been the addition of the following line:
to the file /etc/gdm/custom.conf
I commented it out with `#` and that did the trick :)
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