[clug] booting into X with no login

Martijn van Oosterhout kleptog at svana.org
Wed Sep 28 08:38:09 GMT 2005

The way you activate X without a login is using startx rather than xdm.
So, something like:

su - username startx&

may do what you want.

On Wed, Sep 28, 2005 at 06:03:34PM +1000, rob shugg wrote:
> Hey
> We are setting up a panel PC with a touch screen to control a piece of 
> equipment. We want it to fire up into X on boot without the need to select 
> a user and enter a password as we have no keyboard.
> Its a debian sarge machine running fluxbox. Im just not sure where to start 
> with this, can anyone give me a run down.
Martijn van Oosterhout   <kleptog at svana.org>   http://svana.org/kleptog/
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> else to do the other 95% so you can sue them.
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