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I am trying to get lightdm to automatically log me in

I have managed to get it so that lightdm no longer asks for my password.

However there is still an issue.

After booting up the computer the login screen is still displayed. If I click log in then the screen flashes black and I am returned to the login screen.

However tying

sudo service lightdm restart

causes xbmc to auto login. So progress. However this means I need to restart lightdm every time i boot up which is not ideal.

I have tried the fixes listed here already: http://askubuntu.com/questions/12924...ord-is-correct

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