auto login / remote logins / multi user

Chris McCormick chris at
Mon Aug 14 11:16:02 CEST 2006

On Fri, Aug 11, 2006 at 07:17:14PM +0200, Stefan Sperling wrote:
> Auto login would indeed be handy sometimes. Lately I got tired
> of typing root and the well know "uClinux" password all over

Me too. Currently this password is 100% redundant since everyone knows

> This would make multi-user support available instantly.
> Going multi-user would of course defeat auto login from
> /etc/inittab again.

Will anyone actually want multi-user logins on a handheld device? The
way I use DSLinux is as a personal terminal which I can use to ssh home.
I suspect many people use it the same way and won't value having more
than one login. In this case I still advocate not having to enter a
password to use DSLinux (except if you are telnetting into your DS from

> Another option would be to require people to format
> their cards and create a FAT partition and a seperate
> EXT2 partition in order to run DSLinux. This is the

I don't think that is such a bad solution. Maybe do a poll?

> Does anyone have a good idea how to resolve this mess?

What about storing username/password in SDRAM?



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