In the earlier versions of Fedora there was a way to use gdmsetup for auto-login. Now in Fedora 15 I can't auto-login anymore. Anyone know how I can do this?

I cannot figure out how to stop it from showing a login prompt. I have tried:


It still shows the user1/password login prompt and wait for few seconds and then auto login. But I want it to log in right away and go straight to the desktop.

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    TimedLogin will also work, add an additional directive (TimedLoginDelay=0) to go straight to the desktop. – John T Aug 1 '11 at 18:49

You can achieve this by modifying the daemon section of /etc/gdm/custom.conf:


If you set AutomaticLogin=root, gdm will refuse to automatically log you in for security reasons. Use a regular user account instead.

  • Excellent. It works exactly how i was trying to make it. Thank you. – YumYumYum Aug 1 '11 at 18:52
  • You're most welcome :) – John T Aug 1 '11 at 18:53

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