Re: Automatic login

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Tim wrote:
On Mon, 2007-11-19 at 05:56 -0700, Karl Larsen wrote:
    This computer is in my home. Security is not a problem and I have
my main passwords on paper stik-ons around my monitor :-)

I learned to bypass the stop in bootup where you normally have to give your name and password. I find the same thing works on F8. Click
on System -> Administration -> Login Window and give it your root
password and a panel comes up. Click on Security and the first item on
that page is what you want. Click for automatic login and choose the
user to log in as and your done.

It does make login a lot faster.
And for benefit of the uninitiated reading the above, this is an
extremely bad thing to do by default.  It's something you might do for
special circumstances, but not in the normal run of things.

NB:  Log-in is not sped up, it still takes the same amount of time.
You're just not being asked to authenticate.

We know security is not a consideration with Karl, he's already been
remote hacked for that attitude, quite some time ago.  And still hasn't
resolved the issue, going by another message that he's recently posted.

For your complete understanding I was entered by what I think was a German via ssh and he planted some things in my computer that are a big problem. One was when I used firefox a full screen repeating color thing came up and the mouse and keyboard are turned off. I have now removed all the crap he left.
 I know what happened and why. I changed my password from one very
easy to one VERY hard and have not had any trouble since. I suggest you
never use your last name as a password :-)


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User

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