Questions about having the computer automatically, without user intervention, login to an account at startup.

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How can I make the login screen appear instead of logging me in automatically?

My ubuntu logs me directly into my desktop, but is not showing the login screen. I have 14.04 LTS so I want to select KDE, but my system boots to the desktop directly. Any way to go to the login ...
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In ubuntu 14.04 the theme does not load correctly if autologin is enabled

Well, the title describes my problem. If I disable auto login then everything works fine. If I enable it, the theme doesn't show up correctly after booting. If I logout and login again, then it works. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10, after update login loop

So, today I update some packages and then I shut it down. When I turn it on, it ask for a pw (I had automatic login). Tried several things, removing .Xauthority, .cache and .ICEauthority, check ...
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Network Manager asks to unlock keyring after auto login

After updating from Precise to Trusty I get a popup requesting to unlock the keyring for Network Manager after each login (autologin is enabled). On the net people advise to make the connection ...
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OEM Server www directory permissions

I am building a simple LAMP that records factory automation data and serves that info locally to tablets and PC's via wifi. I have it set to boot-up automatically when power is applied and log-in ...
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Having computer switch to guest account after a certain amount of time

Instead of having the screensaver lock my computer is it possible to have it switch to the guest account instead. I'm using ubuntu 13.10 64bit Thanks
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LXDE Auto Login

I have a VERY old kubuntu server that I had to install LXDE on in order to keep it going (before lubuntu was born). I just upgraded it to 12.04 as I finally had a need for some more modern features. ...
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How to login in a tty automatically after loging in gui? [duplicate]

My problem is, when I switch to command line (Ctrl+Alt+F1 or F2, etc), I have to relogin. Is there any way to automatically login in a tty?
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Remove startup password when default login is command line

When I boot up my computer, it goes straight to the command line. I modified /etc/default/grub file from GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="quiet splash" to quiet splash text. Can someone please explain ...
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I auto logon 12.04 and auto start x11vnc - system locks up. Can I disable auto logon at boot or disable auto start?

I auto-login to Ubuntu 12.04 and auto-start x11VNC. However, the system locks up right after boot - I presume that x11VNC's auto-start is the culprit. Can I disable auto-login at boot or disable ...
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Applications keep opening everytime I relog into my xubuntu systetem

Every time I login into my system, applications that are not set to automatically open keep opening anyways. Such as, about two weeks ago I was doing something in Users and Groups, now, every time I ...
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Why can't I log into Lubuntu after the 13.04 update, even if I know the password?

After the 13.04 update the login screen started to appear, even though I chose to automatically login in the Lubuntu install options one week ago. Even if my password and username is correct it won't ...
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Lubuntu 13.04 minimal auto-login deosn't work

I have install lubuntu 13.04 minimal on an old netbook. I would like to use autologin. I have changed the first lines of /etc/lxdm/default.conf to the following: autologin=arthur timeout=3 ...
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Auto-login sometimes fails [SOLVED]

Running Ubuntu 12.04, 64-bit, 3.8.0-31-generic Occasionally, perhaps 33%, on bootup, I get my MDM manual login screen and need to enter username/password, even though I've configured mdmsetup for ...
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Lightdm is stuck in login loop, fixed when i restart lightdm

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 ...
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I turned off signing in with password - now I cannot authenticate for admin tasks

When I turned off sign in with a password and when I went to go install programs and the password menu pops up so it will install the program. It says I have the wrong password when I type in my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 x32 Server CLI - How to Enable - Auto Login via CLI

Ubuntu 13.04 x32 Server Auto Login via CLI Please advise if there is a native option on Ubuntu 13.04 x32 Server CLI mode (Non GUI) - Auto Login option
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How do I keep logged into websites so I don't have to logging everytime?

Every time I start my browser I have to login to my yahoo email. Also sometimes I have to login into gmail, or facebook or linkedin. When I used windows I did not have to keep logging into my ...
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What does the automatic login?

Under "User Accounts", there's a toggle option labeled Automatic Login: What does that do if it's tabbed to "on"? I haven't tried the function yet and I'd like advice from an expert.
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Startup applications can be run on the login screen stack without logging in?

I'm going to set up my computer to be turned on at night and it will automatically start downloading. For security reasons, I do not want to set up Ubuntu to automatically login! the problem is login ...
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Will my data be safe if my laptop is stolen when there is FDE and auto-login?

My SSD supports Full Disk Encryption (FDE). I have enabled FDE and set a password in BIOS. In case my laptop is stolen or lost, I want nobody to be able to get my data. Is it now secure to allow ...
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12.10: Can Log Into Terminal, But Cannot Log Into Desktop

I just installed Ubuntu and after some struggles I have a GUI! However, on startup, it won't accept my password. Some more info: I set it to "Login automatically" during install. During the ...
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Ubuntu automatically logs in as gdm how do I stop this?

Not sure what I did but as of this morning ubuntu on my imac has been auto logging in as gdm. I've tried the following remedies reinstall lightdm and ubuntu-desktop delete auto-login and set ...
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How to bypass login screen on boot?

I installed Ubuntu to dual boot on my XP box but it wouldn't ever work, so I uninstalled it and am now downloading it to install as a stand-alone OS on another PC. But one thing it did do that drove ...
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12.04 How to automatically boot to single user mode with auto login

I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on one of 4 machines and am configuring it. When the machine is used in "production" mode it will be headless and will need to boot into single user mode automatically ...
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Auto Login not working

I have Ubuntu 12.04 desktop running on my box. I enabled 'auto login' for my account (only account on system) and it has worked just fine before. I usually have it as a headless server. I needed to ...
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12.10 Login Screen Skipped, Just begins session

so ive got windows 8 and Ubuntu 12.10 dual booted with Windows 8 bootloader and grub timeout set to 0. When it boots i dont even see the orange logo with the orange dots (loading screen) just a blank ...
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How to boot as root without password on a headless Ubuntu 11.04?

I'm using a Pandaboard as a closed system (no Ethernet, wireless, or display) which runs ubuntu 11.04 server edition. I have a external power switch and I would like to boot up the system with this ...
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Changed account to auto login, now su password does not work

I have one user account on my laptop, and it has the same password as the su password. I changed the user account to an auto login account, and now the user password is not accepted (i.e. ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu's password requirement?

Here are my circumstances: I am running Ubuntu 12.04. I have one user account. I absolutely hate the password requirement. How do I disable this requirement such that my Linux computer will behave ...
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Login Screen returns to login screen [duplicate]

After many many reboots in a couple days while experimenting with BIOS settings effecting the speed Hardbrake runs at, today I find after a reboot that I have to type in password to log in - ...
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Autologin not working on GDM with Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04

I would like to know how to make GDM to autologin with the default (and only) account. I use it with Gnome3 on my 2 machines (one with 12.04 and the other with 11.10). I have selected to auto-login ...
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Running application in “Kiosk mode” [closed]

I am trying to configure ubuntu to run an application only, without giving the user the ability to access a terminal or any other part of the system. This application is a fullscreen python GUI. I ...
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After login I only get a terminal window

First of, let me tell you I'm a n00b at ubuntu. I have updated my Ubuntu mediacenter to a later version of ubuntu, currently at 12.04. I'm working through a lot of updates to get to the latest. But ...
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How do I startup the Computer with an alarm and run a scheduled program?

I want to start my torrent downloading at night after 11 PM so I need my computer to start automatically at 11 PM and then log in to an account and start a torrent program. I know that I can start up ...
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How do I set automatic login in Ubuntu 12.10? [duplicate]

When I boot my computer, I already have to enter my password to decrypt my drive. So an additional password at the login screen (Light DM) would not be necessary. How do I enable automatic logging in ...
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How to enable login password in Ubuntu 12.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable automatic login? I install multiple Operating systems in Virtualbox. I have installed Ubuntu 11.04, 11.10, 12.10 too in it. While installation of Ubuntu ...
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How to configure permanent autologin? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable auto-login in LightDM? How to permanently disable LightDM greeter and enable autologin? I'm trying to set up an Ubuntu 12.04 machine as a kiosk and I ...
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Empathy Sign-In automatically

When I start my machine the empathy starts unavailable until I press on the chat Icon at the upper right edge of the screen and set it as available How can empathy start automatically after user ...
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What is “Unlock keyring” and how do I get rid of it? [duplicate]

(In my case this message never appeared before installing Ubuntu One - see this question). Can I use Ubuntu One and avoid being prompted each time like this? I use Lubuntu 12.04. Edit: After ...
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How to disable autologin in Lubuntu?

I like to switch sometimes between Lubuntu and Ubuntu 2D on my laptop. But I especially like to choose which one I will use in the session I am about to start. But the only way of choosing is start ...
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Automated login and screen lock

My computer only has a single user that is used for normal log in. On boot, it would be convenient of the system would log in that user automatically, and then optionally, lock the screen, such as by ...
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How to login to my Ubuntu desktop like in Windows?

Today I tested something in 12.04. I have Automatic login enabled with password. So When I login a window pops up asking for the password. But I tested the following. I clicked cancel twice in the pop ...
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Chromium completely shutting down

So this may sound a little weird, but my problem is that every time I start Chromium I have to login everywhere again (Facebook, Gmail etc.) no matter when I last logged in the last time. I turn on ...
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How do I auto-login as root into the TTY upon boot?

I am working on creating a real time kernel with RT-PREEMPT patch. I have created this kernel without graphic desktop. It comes up in the terminal mode with login prompt. The requirement is, it should ...
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User that does not use password to login needs it to run a command

The user is set to login without a password. When trying to use that user to make a directory the user is asked to prvide a password. Since they don't have a password the system keeps rejecting them ...
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How to automatically lock my computer after logged in via auto login

i have setup my ubuntu 12.04 LTS (unity) to auto login after the computer is turned on after a power outage. so that the web server installed keeps running. but also i have to lock the computer right ...
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How can I enable autologin for my user account when the option is not there?

I'm running a fairly clean install of 12.04. I haven't really installed much software, only VMware tools as I'm running it on a Windows host using VMware workstation. I am trying to enable automatic ...
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no 12.04 login after locking user account setting on autologin

I run 12.04 with gnome-classic. I wanted to get autologin since I am the only user. I unlocked the user account GUI under settings, switched the slider to ON, then locked the GIU. Since then a reboot ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop Automatic Login Not Working

When I first installed Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop on this machine the auto login worked fine. Now it does not. I've run some Google searches and I've seen plenty of the typical go to Settings and unlock ...