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Author Topic: [SOLVED] Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.  (Read 1762 times)

axelswe

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[SOLVED] Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« on: February 06, 2010, 01:40:57 am »

Hi.

I want to shut of the autologin for the vl-account and then remove it. I tried removing it without removing the loginscript and the boot process went bananas.
I figure i should change one of the files in the /rc.d/ folder. Which I for instance have done to make wicd autostart
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 09:39:22 am by axelswe »
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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2010, 04:35:01 am »

Which version of VL are you using?
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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 07:44:33 am »

6.0 light live with xfce
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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2010, 08:46:41 am »

I am interested in this thread.  Perhaps it will give me a clue how, on start up, I can get VL 6.0 standard to automatically boot into the new kernel (2.6.27.29).

John

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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2010, 10:47:06 am »

Assuming you kept KDM as your login manager on Light. As root run command:
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/sbin/vkdmconf
For booting different kernels, use vliloconf.
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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2010, 04:36:18 pm »

I am interested in this thread.  Perhaps it will give me a clue how, on start up, I can get VL 6.0 standard to automatically boot into the new kernel (2.6.27.29).

John



that one can be solved by changing the default parameter in your /etc/lilo.conf
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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #6 on: February 06, 2010, 08:22:40 pm »

budulay,

This is how it looked:
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# End LILO global section
# Partition 4: Linux
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.29
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = 2.6.27.29
    append = " "
    read-only


# Partition 1: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux
    append = " "
    read-only
   
# Partition 2: Linux TUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux-tui               
    append = "2  "
    read-only
   
# Partition 3: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux-gui
    append = "4  "
    read-only

I changed "Partition 4" to "Partition 1" and renumbered the other two, but it didn't change the login screen.

I must be doing something wrong. So I changed it back to original, as above, and did up this reply.

Any thoughts?

John
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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 06:09:16 am »

Towards the beginning of lilo.conf, in the "Global" section, find the line that says:
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default = linuxThat is the label of default boot.
Change "linux" to "2.6.27.29", then run command "lilo".
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Re: Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 09:34:53 am »

Assuming you kept KDM as your login manager on Light. As root run command:
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/sbin/vkdmconf

Thanks a bunch
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Re: [SOLVED] Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 11:53:01 am »

Thanks nightflier!

However it still boots into linux, rather than 2.6.27.29.  I probably screwed it up somehow when I was fooling with it before writing the forum.

Here is my complete lilo.conf

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# LILO configuration file
# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section
boot = /dev/hda
default = 2.6.27.29
compact
prompt
timeout = 100
# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:
change-rules
  reset
bitmap = /boot/bitmap/boot.bmp
# Normal VGA console
vga = normal
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k
# vga=791
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x32k
# vga=790
# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x256
# vga=773
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x64k
# vga=788
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x32k
# vga=787
# VESA framebuffer console @ 800x600x256
# vga=771
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x64k
# vga=785
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x32k
# vga=784
# VESA framebuffer console @ 640x480x256
# vga=769


# End LILO global section
# Partition 4: Linux
image = /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.27.29
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = 2.6.27.29
    append = " "
    read-only


# Partition 1: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux
    append = " "
    read-only
   
# Partition 2: Linux TUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux-tui               
    append = "2  "
    read-only
   
# Partition 3: Linux GUI mode
image = /boot/vmlinuz
    root = /dev/hda2
    label = linux-gui
    append = "4  "
    read-only

Any thoughts?

John
« Last Edit: February 07, 2010, 12:17:31 pm by sledgehammer »
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Re: [SOLVED] Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 01:40:43 pm »

Did you run command "lilo" after editing the file?
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Re: [SOLVED] Disabling autologin for the "vl" account.
« Reply #11 on: February 07, 2010, 01:49:01 pm »

Nope.

So, I ran lilo, rebooted, and it works (boots into 2.6.27.29 by default).

Thanks nightflier.

Now both the original and my piggyback aspect of this thread are solved.

John
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