[Sugar-devel] Call for Help: SoaS & Display Manager (Auto-Login)

Tomeu Vizoso tomeu at sugarlabs.org
Sat Aug 1 10:46:11 EDT 2009

On Fri, Jul 31, 2009 at 16:48, Sebastian Dziallas<sebastian at when.com> wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> I could use a hand with auto-login on SoaS. We've been using slim so far
> but will switch in the near future (in fact, I already committed a
> change in GIT), as we also need to login automatically after killing /
> restarting X.
> Therefore, the most feasible solution seems to be olpc-dm from the
> olpc-utils right now. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to get it
> successfully to work and am lost with a black screen on tty1 so far.
> Looking at /var/log/message, the following stuff seems spurious:
> olpc-dm: Can't get tty name: inappropriate ioctl for device
> init: prefdm main process terminated with status 1
> The occurs quite a few times and running initctl start prefdm manually
> from the console also gives a "prefdm respawning too fast".
> On the other hand, running olpc-dm directly as root works, though.
> If anybody has an idea how to fix this, meaning to get auto-login to
> work again, any help is greatly appreciated. We can also provide the
> current snapshot pre-built as an .iso file, if required.
> Feel free to contact me directly, too.

So did you got this working by yourself?



> Thanks,
> --Sebastian Dziallas for the SoaS Team
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