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    Default Quick and Simple Login Question

    Hello all, first post

    This is a really simple question but I am rather new to Linux (only had it a few days).

    I've installed openSUSE to dual boot with Windows 7. All is well, both OS's work as they should.

    As of yesterday, when i select openSUSE from the grub bootloader, it loads straight into my account without asking for my password. As far as I'm aware, I haven't made any changes that would alter this? Im using the latest version of openSUSE with KDE 3.5 (i think, it's definately 3.something).

    If somebody could just tell me how I would re-activate the password prompt at login I would be extremely grateful. I have had a look around all my configuration settings but nothing really stands out.

    Thanks

    Scott

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    Great stuff thanks alot, seems so obvious now

    Any idea why it would activate itself though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blizzarddj View Post

    Any idea why it would activate itself though?
    It wouldn't. It needs admin rights.
    Never happened to me anyway.

    Someone else may be able offer conflicting comments to mine?!
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    >> Any idea why it would activate itself though?
    >
    > It wouldn't. It needs admin rights.
    > Never happened to me anyway.
    >
    > Someone else may be able offer conflicting comments to mine?!


    i agree with caf..

    but, the default install, unless you CHANGED the x i the box at this
    step during install
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local...eate_your_user
    WILL automatically log in the user which did the initial
    install--unless YOU changed to always require a log in after the
    installing..(which apparently you didn't do)

    however, you may not have noticed it would auto-log in because the
    default install will PAUSE at the green log in screen for [mumble]
    seconds (maybe 5 or 7) before proceeding with the auto-log in..

    so, *if* before today you were always looking at the screen AND paying
    attention you may have stopped the auto-timer when you clicked to type
    in your password...and, therefore THINK your input was needed, when it
    was not..

    understand?

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    but, the default install, unless you CHANGED the x i the box at this
    step during install
    http://en.opensuse.org/INSTALL_Local...eate_your_user
    WILL automatically log in the user
    Good point 'DD'
    I always knock auto login off - Habitually at install.
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    thanks to both of you for taking time to answer. I must have selected it either on purpose or by accident, although I don't remember doing it.

    virtual cookie for both of you

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    virtual cookie for both of you
    If by that you mean 'rep'. It could be a problem with @palladium, he's running as a guest via NNTP.
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