KDE Auto-login woes
A few years ago, I asked SAGE whether I really needed to read the
postmaster e-mail. They said yes, so I now check our postmaster e-mail. However, I use my desktop machine: I POP down the mail and then using Thunderbird's local mail filters.
Whenever the power goes out to our building, however, my desktop reboots but it doesn't kick off Thunderbird. To do so, I needed to set up KDE to auto-login to my machine.
Well, apparently KDE needs a special pam service set up for passwordless logins: KDE Bug #68331 describes a workaround. I've now got
/etc/pam.d/kde-np set up to allow all logins... which worries me, but now my machine locks the screen and starts up Thunderbird on boot.