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 Post subject: Boot Direclty to Desktop(MIA)
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 4:45 pm 
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I want to install Peppermint Ice in place of Windows Vista on a computer in a Library of a senior housing complex. I would like to have only one profile on the computer and have it login automatically to the desktop without a username or password. I plan on creating a compressed file of the configured OS before I set the computer out so that I can just format the HDD from time to time and copy the pre-configured OS back to the machine. Only I will have the password and i will lock Google Chrome to the privacy mode. Can anyone help me with configuring the Desktop to load without password? Thanks in advance.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:00 pm 
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The only way I know to do that would be for you to create a user name (doesn't have to be fancy) and a password, then edit the /etc/xdg/peppermint-ice/lxdm file.
You will have to do this as root, and alter the first line from
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#autologin=(whatever it is) to the user name you create
by removing the # and deleting the default name (dgod) I think and adding your created user name. Then uncomment (remove the #) from the second line, save, and reboot. That should bring it straight to the desktop with no login.

Mine looks like this in pcmanfm
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/etc/xdg/peppermint-ice/lxdm

If you have One it would look like this
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/etc/xdg/peppermint/lxdm

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 5:05 pm 
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Those first two lines look like this at first
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#autologin=dgod
#session=/usr/bin/startpeppermintice


Afterwords they should look something like this
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autologin=jimbo
session=/usr/bin/startpeppermintice


except the user name would be whatever you make it, and there will be no ice on the end if your running One

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:00 pm 
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Thanks! That worked like a charm.

I'm testing Peppermint in VMware Player and when it automatically logs in, the desktop loads at 800x600. I change the setting to 1024x728, but when I reboot, it defaults back to 800x600.

I don't know if this is because of VMware (I have VMware Tools installed) or if it is the way Peppermint loads. Can I set the screen resolution to toad the desktop at 1024x768?


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:59 am 
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It probably defaults to that setting in a VB, but it should setup correctly if, or when you install it to a regular box. I'm not that good with the VB's but someone else may know about that issue. ;)
I usually use VirtualBox when testing OS's so not that familiar with VMware.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 4:25 pm 
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In other distros, there is an option to change the resolution and "save', plus an option to make "default". In my test installations of Peppermint One & Ice, the "make default" option is grayed out. There is no way to save the new resolution and it defaults back to 800x600.


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:11 pm 
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There is a tutorial in the "how to" section on how to set resolution so it will stay, but I am not sure if it will work in a VB, but you can check it out and see if it will.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2011 1:19 pm 
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So near and yet so far. I wonder if the resolution issue is VB only or if it happens when the system is installed (a usb install is a handy way to test without bothering with partioning). I assume that the OP intended to implement this installed on the system rather than through a virtual machine in the end.

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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:23 am 
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silent1 wrote:
Those first two lines look like this at first
Code:
#autologin=dgod
#session=/usr/bin/startpeppermintice


Afterwords they should look something like this
Code:
autologin=jimbo
session=/usr/bin/startpeppermintice


except the user name would be whatever you make it, and there will be no ice on the end if your running One



Can it be the existing user name and password?


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 Post subject: Re: Boot Direclty to Desktop
PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:38 am 
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Yes. As far as I know this ONLY works with an existing user.

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