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    Question 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    Hello,
    For some reason about half the time when I boot up or restart my desktop it requires a login to go into 11.2. Is there some setting to keep it automatic all the time rather then when it wants to? Thank you for any responses.
    Thank you,
    M13

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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    Does you mean, start your pc and restart your pc, if yes here it is how, but not recommended:
    Open configure desktop settings -> Advanced(Tab) -> Login Manager -> Convinience(Tab).

    If you mean, after logout or screensaver then you can change the settings here:

    Open configure desktop settings -> Advanced(Tab) -> power management

    Open configure desktop settings -> General(Tab) -> Desktop
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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    Quote Originally Posted by mmarif4u View Post
    Does you mean, start your pc and restart your pc, if yes here it is how, but not recommended:
    Open configure desktop settings -> Advanced(Tab) -> Login Manager -> Convinience(Tab).
    When I start from a cold boot or do a re-boot it used to just start up. Now, about half the time, it requires a log in to complete booting. Are you saying it is not recommended that it auto log in? Thank you for your help.
    Thank you,
    M13

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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    Hi,

    Automatic login is not recommended for Laptop users, however you're not
    as likely to leave a desktop in Starbucks and have someone 'find' it.

    If it's just you using it, I don't think it matters if you want to use
    auto login on a desktop.

    BUT as the op stated it *sometimes* automatically logs in and sometimes
    doesn't, I think this isn't just a matter of turning automatic login on
    in the settings.


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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    It is a desktop, I found that the auto log in was not checked. Seems weird that by default it sometimes auto logged in. Thanks for the help, I will see if that fixes it.
    Thank you,
    M13

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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    M13 wrote:
    > Are you saying it is not recommended that it auto log in? Thank you for your
    > help.


    his "but not recommended" is a personal opinion which probably fits
    his needs...not mine, and maybe not yours.. [personal opinions are
    neither right or wrong, rather they just opinions.]

    mine is a desktop behind a locked door, and seldom alone...if it were
    a laptop or sitting in an open office it would not boot to the desktop
    without a password..

    as for your sometimes and sometimes not, that is a problem...it means
    something is CHANGING, which probably should not be..

    see my note of a couple of days ago here:
    http://forums.opensuse.org/hardware/...ml#post2086656
    and answer your question kinda like: in the session just before the
    reboot where you had to log in, what did you do that also was done in
    the session before the last previous time you had to log in..?

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    Unhappy Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    Thank you for the replies. I tried changing in the convenience tab and it still does the same thing, only now I also have the choice of root. Kinda weird, it is about 50% of the time auto log in and 50% not. I changed back and still no change.
    Thank you,
    M13

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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    M13 wrote:
    > Thank you for the replies. I tried changing in the convenience tab and
    > it still does the same thing, only now I also have the choice of root.


    are you saying that now you have a user named root on the login page??

    you should not have that, and if you do you should never use it..

    especially: your machine should never automatically log in as the root
    user!

    if you have been logging into KDE as the root user you very well might
    have accidentally subtly changed your system causing it to auto-login
    strangely, or any of dozens of other 'little problems' that become
    practically impossible to back track out of..

    plenty of advice like that in these fora, and on the net:
    http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebas...uide/root.html
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Login_as_root
    http://tinyurl.com/6ry6yd

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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    I also had this, being offered an option to login to GUI as root, which I never want to do.
    I eventually "cured" it but the KDE4/YAST/11.2 are so UNintegrated that I cannot remember exactly how I did it.
    Try Kickoff>system settings>Advanced>loginmanager>convenience

    I have no idea what file(s) this actually writes to..............
    and should not ALL of this be available in YAST??

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    Default Re: 11.2 Sometimes requires login.....sometimes not

    Hello, I have Root now as an option plus my user name. I know not to log on through Root (I have at least learned that much ). There are several tabs in convenience, I will keep poking around. I am beginning to wonder if I should have stayed w/11.0, the new 11.2 seems a little quirky for my abilities.
    Thank you,
    M13

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