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Re: Booting Debian directly into a 'regular user account

On Mon, 2005-12-19 at 14:07 +0100, Obiajulu Odu wrote:
> Hi,
> Is there any way to configure Debian Sarge to boot directly into a
> 'regular user' account without entering user name or password?  In
> other words boot directly into a '$' prompt.  The Debian machine will
> not be connected to internet. So the issue of security is not importan
> here. The machine will be only used to present on the screen a
> “powerpoint –like” showing of pictures of books available at the
> library.
I'm assuming you're going to be wanting to have it end up in an X
session sooner or later, so you can just set up gdm and configure it to
automatically log in a user of your choosing without asking for name or
password. So you can just create a user with no real permissions and set
their session to start up your slideshow of choice at login. Hope that
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