[techtalk] How do I get rid of login screen

Samantha Jo Moore sjmoore at TheTahoeGroup.com
Fri Jan 28 13:32:49 EST 2000

> I am using Red Hat 6.1 and was wondering if there's there a way to boot 
> directly into gnome without having to log in (anywhere). I am setting up 
> the PC for my mom and need it to be very user friendly. 

Log in as root.  Edit the file /etc/inittab.  Change the line that reads:


to read:


This tells the init process which run level to switch to at boot time.
Run level 5 is the GUI mode.  It starts the X-server in virtual console
number 7 <CTRL-ALT-F7> with a GUI login screen.

Hope this helps.


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