Chapter 10. Logging In And Out

Table of Contents
10.1. Logins via terminals
10.2. Logins via the network
10.3. What login does
10.4. X and xdm
10.5. Access control
10.6. Shell startup

"I don't care to belong to a club that accepts people like me as a member." (Groucho Marx)

This section describes what happens when a user logs in or out. The various interactions of background processes, log files, configuration files, and so on are described in some detail.