Got it going, just needed to continue google searching with the proper

Gnome in redhat 8 can autologin, running gdmsetup (in usr/bin) shows
option for initial autologin option.
I believe KDE has something similar also, but it isn't installed on the

I also found this link that should work for any system.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx 
> [mailto:linux5250-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Scott Klement
> Sent: Wednesday, March 26, 2003 10:48 AM
> To: Linux 5250 Development Project
> Subject: [LINUX5250] Re: How to remap keyboard
> In FreeBSD, all you have to do is make an autologin entry in
> /etc/gettytab, specifying the user to auto-login.   Then, 
> change /etc/ttys
> to use the appropriate section of gettytab, and the autologin happens
> when getty is restarted.
> I did this once in RedHat as well...  RedHat ships with a 
> minimal version
> of getty called "mingetty", which didn't have the 
> capabilities that the
> FreeBSD version did.    (Though, perhaps a full version of getty is
> available somewhere?)
> My solution to this was to write my own version of mingetty 
> (looking at
> the source for the RedHat version to make sure I covered everything it
> needed to do) and then I had my version do an execl() to the program
> that I wanted to auto-start.  Then, change /etc/inittab so 
> that it runs
> your version of getty.
> On some terminals, I had it run tn5250 automagically.   I 
> created a shell
> script for it to run tn5250 from which did the following:
>     1) Loaded keyboard map (since I didn't use X, but rather just a
>            console window, I had to load this manually)
>     2) Set the path.
>     3) Start up tn5250
> My version of mingetty had the ability to pass the tn5250 profile name
> as an argument, so that I could configure it in /etc/inittab
> Have fun.
> On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, Mike wrote:
> > I want the linux machine itself to autologin in.  (no login 
> screen at
> > initial boot.  Like the windows autoadmin logon option)
> > I do understand that isn't really a subject for this group, 
> but thought
> > possibly others have done the same thing.
> > Starting tn5250 would be desired as well.
> > This machine is to replace a actual terminal that has died, 
> and will be
> > a test to see if we can use our older 'scrap' machines as 
> replacements,
> > and instead of purchasing other terminals.  (we may run 
> citrix on them
> > as well, but that is beyond this groups focus)
> >
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