KDE autologin

KDE autologin with KDE 3.5 can be done either manually or by KDE Control Center.

In control center:

KDE Control Center -> System Administration -> Login Manager -> Convenience
Click administrator mode below and enter root password.
After that ‘Enable Auto-Login’ is not grayed out any more.


Edit kdmrc. kdmrc can be found as
locate kdmrc
if slocate is installed and database is up to date.

In Gentoo and KDE 3.5 it is in


The following needs to be added if there is no sign of autologin variables. If there are something related to autologin already in place, edit those 🙂

AutoLoginAgain logs user in again after when for whatever reason user is logged out but X is not restarted. Everything else should be easy to understand.

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