Question 1

On Centos 6.5, I have a username called admin. How can I make it so the system logs in automatically?

Question 2

How can I configure system to login as root user when there are other users on the system?

Please don't bother me with security risks as this is a testbed station. There is no sensitive information that I need to worry about.

Thank you.


For Question 1: Just edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf with your favorite editor. Then, under the [daemon] section, add 2 lines so it looks like the code below (change username to the username you want to use):

  • Thanks @ryekayo. Is there man page for /etc/gdm/custom.conf that I can look at for other configurations? If so what would I type? – user1527227 Aug 14 '14 at 21:16
  • I am looking for other options as well as the man page, that may not work for CentOS 6.5. Please bear with me. – ryekayo Aug 14 '14 at 21:18
  • Can't find a manpage on it. It's funny because I am running CentOS 6.5 on my VirtualBox and I can't find that directory. Yet I have looked up numerous resources and it insists that thats the way to do so. But then again I only have the minimal.iso file for CentOS – ryekayo Aug 14 '14 at 21:21
  • Thanks for everything! It turns out if you set AutomaticLogin=root the system will actually login to as root user. So you actually resolved both my questions. Did you at least find this solution on CentOS website? – user1527227 Aug 14 '14 at 21:24
  • I did not, I saw multiple resources stating the same thing though, the custom.conf file would need to be changed in order to get it set up as you mentioned. One website in particular seems to deal with CentOS based questions: centos-base.blogspot.com/2014/01/autologin-with-centos-65.html – ryekayo Aug 14 '14 at 21:25

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