Re: [dev] [dwm] X autologin and startup applications

From: Uttamchandani, Amit <>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2012 18:00:02 -0700

On Mon, May 07, 2012 at 12:12:05AM -0700, James Smith wrote:
> To answer your question number one, autologin has security
> implications that you should consider. If you are still interested
> in autologin, nodm <> is probably the
> easiest and simplest solution. It's an application that starts X as
> the user you specify in the config, that's it. Its often used in
> embedded systems where logging into the desktop is not desired, but
> its handy on the normal desktop too. I used it on a distro that I
> put together for the low-spec olpc laptop a few years ago. If you do
> want a login manager, like for multiple preconfigured sessions, then
> most have an autologin option as well.
> james

Thanks! nodm seems to be exactly what I was looking for. Although the
upstream link seems to have an outdated version of the software. The
latest one can be found in debian. It seems to be maintained in the
debian git repos as well.
Received on Tue May 08 2012 - 03:00:02 CEST

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