for question 3 & 4
for auto login or password-less login go to
yast > security and users > user and group management > expert options
and select either auto-login or password-less login as desired.
If you select auto-login then you don’t need to worry about question 1 & 2 because you wont be presented with the KDM login screen.
Personally I’d avoid both these options for security reasons but it is really up to you.
If you still want to change the kdm theme there are quite a few threads in the Opensuse forums about how to do this.
Haven’t tried to change it myself so can’t vouch for whether it works or not.
I’ve tried everything you suggested but all I could do is to make password-less login for all users and not for specific ones.
I need my main account to be password protected, but the other one I need to use as a guest account without a password.
> I’ve tried everything you suggested but all I could do is to make
> password-less login for all users and not for specific ones.
> I need my main account to be password protected, but the other one I
> need to use as a guest account without a password.
All users must have a strong password, guests or not.
You can have the system boot with a predefined user desktop already
opened. Autologin works, but not the way you expect. It is not broken
and will not be repaired on the next version.
Cheers / Saludos,
Carlos E. R.
(from 11.4, with Evergreen, x86_64 “Celadon” (Minas Tirith))
I was speaking about password-less logins. But it’s not working…
Configure Desktop>Convenience>HELP :
Using this feature, you can allow CERTAIN users to login without having to provide their password.
Enable this feature using the Enable Password-Less Logins option.
Below this option you’ll see a list of users on the system.
Enable password-less login for SPECIFIC users by checking the checkbox next to the login names.
By default, this feature is disabled for all users.
There does appear to be a bit of a bug with it in Yast.
I tried giving it a spin last night.
expert options wouldn’t let me select the user - it would only give me the first user listed.
When I did select that and applied, it actually applied password-less logins for all users.
I guess I may have done something wrong as I have never used it before but I tried the settings that seemed obvious.
I’d suggest the OP file a bug report if he is seeing the same as what I saw when testing it.
Having said that, I’m not sure what the problem would be with assigning a password to all users.