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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    I just used start-network and wicd-gtk instead of wicd-client. And it works for me. By the way I'm using BackTrack 4r2. Also if the network doesn't start automatically you can always install bum (boot up manager)

    Code:
    root@bt~# apt-get install bum
    It should be under System in the K-menu. And just look for wicd in the Boot Up Manager wizard.

    I like to type startx but now I wanna go with something different and so I say thank you. I've seen this post many times but I just said I would do it later. Well later is now and I say, "Thank You lordplagueis for this".
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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    But how to make BackTrack require to enter root password before startx? i installed a BT as a persistent USB system, so it does not require password at all..

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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    Quote Originally Posted by lordplagueis View Post
    this is from (Micked) on the old forum and still works


    make you not have to type startx every time you boot, it goes right to desktop.
    Using this on backtrack 4 Pre Final persistent changes.


    Code:
    nano /root/.bash_profile
    enter:
    Code:
    startx
    ctrl+o #WriteOut (o=letter, NOT a zero)
    enter #save
    ctrl+x #Exit

    all done!! reboot and try it out.

    you can put all kind of things you want to autostart in this file, like me, I have put "start-network" and "wicd-client" so that I have working network every time I boot.
    Where do you type the above at in backtrack to make it auto login ? What file do you type that in at?

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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    you open a terminal to run command
    Code:
    nano /root/.bash_profile
    then you enter whatever commands you would like to run upon root user login. for instance;
    startx
    then save the file using the CTRL and letter O keys, and enter to confirm the file name. Is that spoon enough? (ah, but remember the truth of the matter.... There is no spoon)

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    Question Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    cool, thanks for the response, I feel like an idiot now,

    But what if I want to change it back to manual login >> root / toor ???

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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    Hi there, im new to bt4.
    Is there a possibility to auto login at all?
    I've had bt3 on usb and it was logging automatically to root without typing any passwords and stuff.
    All u guys wrote here is true, but the autologin part just seems to be impossible... You talk about stuff that u can "do" after login. It would be cool to have it automatic (or at least the gui mode for logging).
    My problem is that i've f** smth up at the pre-installation part cause I've got completely different keybord layout at the logging... On kde it's ok, it loads the right layout...
    So every time im logging in, i have to find those letters kinda crappy, dont u think?

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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    Thanks for this!!!

    I have a question tho, how can I add "irqpoll" to the boot command? I have to add this in the GRUB before I can boot BT and its starting to make me mad

    Thanks a lot!

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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    Thank you for this useful info...

    :-)

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    Default Re: How to autologin / auto startx / auto booting

    Code:
    nano /root/.bash_profile
    enter:
    Code:
    startx
    ctrl+o #WriteOut (o=letter, NOT a zero)
    enter #save
    ctrl+x #Exit

    the command u gave not work with BT4 R2..how do i autologin for BT4 R2..please help me..

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