autologin Fedora 15 (Gnome 3)[Solved] & other questions??

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at
Wed Mar 30 01:06:51 UTC 2011

--- On Sat, 3/26/11, Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at> wrote:

> From: Antonio Olivares <olivares14031 at>
> Subject: autologin Fedora 15 (Gnome 3) & other questions
> To: "fedora-test-list" <test at>
> Date: Saturday, March 26, 2011, 12:47 PM
> Dear Kind Fedora Testers &
> users,
> Autologin in Fedora 15 with gdm (file /etc/gdm/custom.conf
> [daemon]
> TimedLoginEnable=true
> TimedLogin=students
> TimedLoginDelay=0
> 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.
> Also, 
> 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.
> Regards,
> Antonio 
> -- 

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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