The gumstix.org wiki has a page on how to configure your gumstix to auto-login on boot. This can be very nice for “production” systems where the intention is to power on and run some specific firmware/code every time.
However, with the new Yocto/Poky images based on the 3.5 kernel, things have changed and the old instructions no longer work. Here is a quick recipe to get autologin running again on the newer systems. First of all credit to http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Systemd for their section on setting up autologin on a virtual terminal with the new systemd architecture.
Compile this “autologin.c” …
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