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

Sebastian Dziallas sebastian at when.com
Sat Aug 1 11:33:48 EDT 2009

Tomeu Vizoso wrote:
> 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?

Yup, fixed! :)


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