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

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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 ...
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How can I force 10.04 to automatically log me in (non-GUI soltion ideally)?

I am trying to get my installation of 10.04 to automatically log me in at start up. I tried to apply this method http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/3121 but after creating the script there, I was ...
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How to disable autologin if the desktop is not functioning? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable automatic login? I have tried to login to a desktop that is not fully functioning. I want to get back to Ubuntu - I can do this if I could boot to the ...
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How can I Simultaneous login to all the Virtual Terminals?

This is a Ubuntu 12.04 Minimal Install. When I scroll across these 6 terminals using Ctrl+Alt+F1 through Ctrl+Alt+F6 , I have to independently login each of them; one-by-one. Is their any way out ...
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How do I boot directly into a user's xterm?

04 64bit and user called 'ubuntu' How do I boot my system into ubuntu user's xterm without loading gnome-desktop and prompting for password? I have tried hacking grub, but it always asks me for ...
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ubuntu with no gnome-desktop autologin and fullscreen chromium

I'd like to achieve following: no gnome-desktop auto login a user and load .bashrc auto startx and run my custom chromium Now: I'm able to start with text only, by adding "text" into ...
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Programmaticaly change lightdm autologin session type

I have problem with lightdm setting autologin session type (using my config tool). Lightdm logs into previously selected session. I see that autologin-session is UNIMPLEMENTED in version 1.2.1. Maybe ...
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Enable Automatic Login on a headless server [closed]

Is there a easy way to allow a automatic login on a non-sudo account to a server that requires physical access when used. I want to turn on the computer and have it automatically log in to my not sudo ...
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How to disable automatic login?

I was playing around with "User accounts" and somehow set automatic login. Now, when I start my PC, it just has one button named as "login". Clicking that button, directly logs me in to my PC. There ...
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Script to login and load main gui in Ubuntu 11.10

I have a RFID reader interfaced with an Arduino microcontroller left over from a past project, which I would now like to use to automatically login on Ubuntu 11.10. What I'm imagining specifically is ...
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Login Problem after changing some settings

I have done some operations at the same time as follows: Created a new general account. Changed the password of super user to empty. Set auto login for super user. After restarting my system, I ...
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How to enable guest account automatic login?

I noticed in Ubuntu 11.10, that finally there is possible to log in with guest account already from log in screen. The last step is remaining - how to enable the guest account automatically log in, ...
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Ubuntu automatically logs in to netbook version, have no options on desktop

I am running Ubuntu 10.4 and tried to install unity, the website i found advised me to install netbook-remix. Every time i boot it automatically logs into the netbook version without asking for a ...
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Auto Login not working unless keyboard is plugged in [closed]

I want to use Ubuntu with Unity (11.10) in a kiosk computer (touchscreen all-in-one pc). I want to use touchscreen for all user input (like ATM). During Installation I have created only one account ...
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How do I automatically log into Gnome 3 Fallback Mode instead of Unity3D or Gnome Shell? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins? Is it possible to automatically login to Gnome3 "fallback" mode in Ubuntu 11.10 when starting up instead ...
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Is it possible to use auto-login in Lightdm even with encrypted home?

Configuring the auto-login in lightdm is possible as answered here. I tried but, still I'm not able to auto-login. It seems as I haven't configured auto-login. Is this because my home folder is ...
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How to do auto-login without leaving your account open to everyone?

I always use only one account on my computer. I do have a lot of programs in startup and I need them all. The problem is that they take some time to load (for example eclipse). is there any way to ...
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Mouse won't work at startup when running classic gnome-failsafe desktop and auto-login [closed]

I've got a laptop with Ubuntu 11.10 with classic gnome-failsafe desktop and auto-login set up. Sometimes, when I start the laptop and after typing in the gnome-keyring password, the touchpad cursor ...
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How do I setup tty autologin in Ubuntu which is running Upstart

I was trying to find the /etc/inittab where I do my autologin. But in Ubuntu 11.04 that file seems to be lost. Is this the correct way you do it in Ubuntu? # Auto Login for Ubuntu how? # 1. apt-get ...
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How do I set the GNOME Classic login to be the default with autologin?

I changed to gnome classic fallback, I auto-login but it defaults to unity 3d, how do I make auto-login default to gnome classic?
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How can I enable autologin in ubuntu 11.10 unity [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I enable auto-login with LightDM? After upgrading from 11.04 the computer always ask for the password. How can I change this back to autologin.
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How to default to Unity 2D on auto login [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for LightDM when using auto-logins? When I auto-login it gives me unity 3D. How do I change the default to the 2D counterpart?
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Autologin to gnome-shell in Ubuntu 11.10 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the default session for LightDM when using auto-logins? I've installed gnome-shell on Ubuntu 11.10 from official repository. But after the choosing GNOME ...
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How do I change the default session for when using auto-logins?

When autologon is active, lightdm will start the Unity 3D session, not the 2D (or any other shell that I want to auto-login to). Is there a way to start the shell I want automatically (autologon)? ...
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Can I change which user is automatically logged in based on the time?

I have a personal and work account on my machine. I'd like the automatic login to use the following logic (if you'll pardon my Python)... is this possible? if (time < 5pm) and (day in workdays): ...
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How to make auto login work, “choose language” comes up?

I have auto-login on my 11.04 but when I start up I come to the login screen and it says "choose a language" but my language is already selected (English USA) to login I just press enter, but why does ...