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I think it was after I installed Norton SystemWorks. BIG MISTAKE!! I shoulda listened to all those who said it was rubbish in these groups. I must now login after I restart my system. The "Automatically Login User" checkbox is ignored in the Accounts System Preference. I deintalled Norton and my system doesn't crash any more when I empty the trash, but I still have to login after a reboot. Any ideas on how to fix this? -- DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee......

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    Default MacOS X.2.6: Autologin ignored

    I think it was after I installed Norton SystemWorks. BIG MISTAKE!! I
    shoulda listened to all those who said it was rubbish in these groups.
    I must now login after I restart my system. The "Automatically Login
    User" checkbox is ignored in the Accounts System Preference.

    I deintalled Norton and my system doesn't crash any more when I empty
    the trash, but I still have to login after a reboot. Any ideas on how
    to fix this?

    --
    DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee...



    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: MacOS X.2.6: Autologin ignored

    In article <tdl.com>,
    "Michael Vilain <net>" wrote:
     

    I have norton installed, and don't have that problem.

    --
    Never play strip tarot.
    Michelle Guest

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    Michelle Steiner <org> wrote:
     

    Same here. I've seen the problem of autologin being ignored on several
    Macs, though, and those have been without Norton installed. The solution
    has been to turn autologin off, log out and back in, then turn it on
    again.

    --
    Mike Rosenberg

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    Mike Guest

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    Default Re: MacOS X.2.6: Autologin ignored

    In article <tdl.com>,
    "Michael Vilain <net>" wrote:
     

    Then you've entered either a non-existent account or the wrong
    password. Turn it off, then turn it on and reenter those
    details.


    Simon Guest

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    Default Re: MacOS X.2.6: Autologin ignored

    In article <0.1.3>,
    demon.co.uklocalhost (Simon Slavin) wrote:
     
    >
    > Then you've entered either a non-existent account or the wrong
    > password. Turn it off, then turn it on and reenter those
    > details.
    >
    >[/ref]

    Ehh? There's only one account, which wasn't changed. I've toggled the
    "automatically Login user" checkbox on and off, but am still prompted
    for a password after I loggout.

    --
    DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee...



    Michael Guest

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    Default Re: MacOS X.2.6: Autologin ignored

     
    >>
    >>Then you've entered either a non-existent account or the wrong
    >>password. Turn it off, then turn it on and reenter those
    >>details.
    >>
    >>[/ref]
    >
    >
    > Ehh? There's only one account, which wasn't changed. I've toggled the
    > "automatically Login user" checkbox on and off, but am still prompted
    > for a password after I loggout.
    >[/ref]

    I have no need for autologin myself, but isn't this feature supposed to
    log in automatically after you BOOT OSX? Not after a logout...
    Otherwise the logout doesn't make sense does it? You log out to log in
    as a different user (Admin for example), but if you're the only person
    using that Mac, you may like to automatically login as that user when
    you switch on the computer.

    At least, that's how it would make sense to ME...

    Jaco Guest

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    Default Re: MacOS X.2.6: Autologin ignored

    In article <3f59036f$0$49106$xs4all.nl>,
    Jaco Schoonen <noway> wrote:
     

    You are completely correct. Auto log in is only when starting or
    restarting the computer, but not after logging out, for the reasons you
    said.

    --
    Never play strip tarot.
    Michelle Guest

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    Default Re: MacOS X.2.6: Autologin ignored

    In article <west.cox.net>,
    Michelle Steiner <org> wrote:
     
    >
    > You are completely correct. Auto log in is only when starting or
    > restarting the computer, but not after logging out, for the reasons you
    > said.[/ref]

    This is now working. I unchecked the "Automatically login", quit System
    Preferences, restarted it, selected the account and re-checked the box.
    It now automatically logins me in on reboot now.

    Thanks to all who commented...

    --
    DeeDee, don't press that button! DeeDee! NO! Dee...



    Michael Guest

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