Set up autologin to automatically log in


This tool[47] allows you to automatically login the same user, in her/his desktop environment, without asking for any password. It's called autologin. This is generally a good idea when there is only one user like to be using the machine.

It is found under the Boot tab in the Mageia Control Center labelled "Set up autologin to automatically log in".

The interface buttons are pretty obvious:

Check Launch the graphical environment when your system starts, if you want X Window System to be executed after the boot. If not, the system will start in text mode. Nevertheless, it will be possible to launch the graphic interface manually. This can be done by launching the command 'startx' or 'systemctl start dm'.

If the first box is checked, two other options are available, check either No, I don't want autologin, if you want the system to continue to ask for which user to connect (and password) or check Yes, I want autologin with this (user, desktop), if needed. In this case, you also need to supply the Default username and the Default desktop.

[47] You can start this tool from the command line, by typing drakautologin as root.

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