1.1 Logging In
If more than one user account is configured on your computer, usually all
users must authenticate—unless Auto Login is
configured for a certain user. Auto login logs the user in to the desktop
environment automatically on boot. This feature can be enabled or
disabled during installation or at any time using the YaST user
management module. For more information, see
Managing Users with YaST, (↑ Start-Up ). If your computer is run in a network
environment and you are not the only person using the machine, you are
usually prompted to enter your username and password when you start your
system. If you did not set up your system and your user account yourself,
check with your system administrator for your username and password.
The appearance of the login screen depends on the product you use and on
the desktop environment installed on your system. The login process is
managed by an application. For KDE, it is KDM. If the GNOME desktop is
additionally installed on your system, it may be GDM.
To start a normal login, enter your username and password. If desktops
other than KDE are installed, you can select which desktop environment to
start by clicking the menu item at the
bottom of the login screen. Press Enter to proceed.
For information on how to log out or switch to another desktop, see
Section 1.3, Leaving Your System and
Section 1.4, Switching Desktops.
Figure 1-1 A KDM Login Screen
If your system administrator has created an encrypted home directory for
you (which is useful as a protection against theft or unauthorized
removal of the hard disk), your home directory is mounted on login. After
login, you can directly access the data as usual—without entering
NOTE: Connecting to an Active Directory Server
To access shared network resources, you can also authenticate a KDE
client machine against an Active Directory server. For further details,
refer to Section 4.0, Accessing Network Resources. If your machine is configured
for this kind of authentication, the login screen also provides an
additional field. In this case, proceed as follows during login:
Select the domain from the list.
Enter your Windows* username.
Enter your Windows password and press