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