Marty O'Brien on 23 Sep 2008 10:04:31 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Xandros hacking on eeePC

Hi Art,

I am only familiar with the GUI way of doing it...if you need the CLI way, I can't help you at all.

I used to use Xandros on quite a few systems, and when I would install it, it would make you login by default, the opposite of what you are experiencing. The solution was to go into the Xandros Control Center, then I think it was under "Administer" or "Administrator" --> "Users and Groups".

There would be a number of tabs on top, and there is one pretty far to the right either called "security" or "Login" or "Auto-Login" or something like that. Click on that tab and there should be settings that control the autologin function, where you can select which user is logged in by default, or disable it all together. This is pretty much the standard KDE stuff, Xandros just renames and reorganizes it a little.

Sorry for being vague, I stopped using Xandros about a month ago in favor of Ubuntu due to the cost and lack of updates for Xandros software. If you can't find the settings, let me know and I'll boot into an old Xandros partition and get the exact names and locations of the stuff for you.


On Mon, Sep 22, 2008 at 2:20 PM, Art Alexion <> wrote:
We are looking to buy a bunch of these as loaner laptops for employees who
occasionally travel.  We used to use full featured Dell Latitude 630s, but
the idea is saving cost, durability of the SDD, and travel weight, among
other things.  The potential end users were not told it wasn't windows, only
that it was the laptop interface.  They seemed to love it.

I like the simplicity of the Xandros UI for end users, but it seems to be a
pain to administer at all.

Google as I may, I have found no way to add user choices to the display
manager (can't tell whether its kdm or a Xandros app).  The default setup is
to create a single home directory called user and to display an alias for
that user on the dm which comes from /home/user/.AsusLauncher/requireLogin

I'd like to have it present either a gdm style "type a user" or kdm
style "pick list".  I have sucessfully added users, but can't figure out how
to allow them to log in.

Anyone succeed with this?

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