Set auto login from command line

Paul Howarth paul at
Thu Jan 13 08:35:08 UTC 2005

On Thu, 2005-01-13 at 10:28 +0200, Chadley Wilson wrote:
> Greetings,
> Is there away to set the gdm to autologin a user from the command line?

Configure gdm.conf so that the required user gets logged in, then kill
the gdm process. init will respawn a new copy of gdm, which should do
the autologin.

Paul Howarth <paul at>

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