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After using likewise-open to join my Ubuntu box (12.04 LTE) to an active domain, I found myself a little stumped as to how I can have Ubuntu automatically log in as a user from that domain. I've tried editing /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, which works perfectly for local user accounts; the following just leaves me at the login screen, with "ad-user-01" not shown in the user list:

[SeatDefaults]
autologin-guest=false
autologin-user=DOMAIN\\ad-user-01
autologin-user-timeout=0
autologin-session=lightdm-autologin
user-session=ubuntu
greeter-session=unity-greeter
greeter-show-manual-login=true

I have also replaced DOMAIN\ad-user-01 with DOMAIN\ad-user-01, to no avail (I assumed that the character would need escaping, but it doesn't seem to matter either way).

Is there something I'm missing? I've wondered if the problem wasn't that the auto-login process was happening before Ubuntu is on the AD - would there be any way to work around that?

Thanks for any advice~

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Possibly related to: bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lightdm/+bug/1068396 –  tpope Jan 26 '13 at 14:51
    
[SOLVED] Added the ping test script from the following link and a 5-second sleep to my lightdm init script, and everything's hunky dory: davidmburke.com/2012/04/26/… (see the section, "Likewise Open") –  tpope Feb 1 '13 at 19:13
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