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

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how can I configure my live (x|l|k)ubuntu to: have my username and NOT autologin

I am playing around with the ISO image of a few Ubuntu derivatives - which should be fairly similar to Ubuntu. The version is 14.04.1 64bit. The idea here is to create a custom live USB stick, based ...
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multiple session multiple monitor one keyboard question

I am having a hard time with a automated multi-session setup. The situation: I have a full Ubuntu 16.04 computer with a VGA monitor that runs perfectly. I would like to plug in an HDMI Flatscreen to ...
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What does the automatic login option do?

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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Auto login with Kubuntu 14.10 KDE 5 plasma

II've been trying to auto login, Kubuntu 14.10 KDE 5 plasma. I had this working by adding sddm.conf file in the etc dir containing: [Autologin] User=$USERNAME Session=plasma.desktop Substitute your ...
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Lubuntu 16.04 doesn't automatically log in if monitor is not plugged in?

I want the machine to automatically log in so that it can start processes as the main user on boot. I have the settings set to auto login: /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf [Seat:*] autologin-guest=false ...
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Persistent live install, stop auto login SDDM

I have searched all over and have found similar posts, but they are older and for different flavors. I am not interested in doing a full install. This saves a lot of space off a full install. I also ...
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Autologin with LightDM on Xenial (16.04)

How to setup autologin on Xenial with lighdm from a terminal (i.e. with an editor)? Here is what I currently have done. First I created the conf.d-dir which did not exist on my installation: sudo ...
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Diskless frontend won't start MythTV software

I am new to mythbuntu and mythtv and am having trouble getting the diskless front end to boot and run. I have solved several problems but had run into one I can seem to fix. When the frontend boots ...
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Need script to logout after 20 minute idle time and then auto login

I have a public internet terminal at my workplace. Often, users will simply walk away from the machine without logging out (of email, facebook, etc.) -- I want to make the end-user experience more ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 autologin problems

I'm having a login problem. When I Mark the autologin in the user and groups configuration in lxdm, it simply doesn't autologin and even I cannot login anymore, doesn't recognize my password. At least ...
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How to auto-login in Xubuntu?

In spite of setting auto-login in the Xubuntu settings (XFCE/System/Users and Groups) I have to login each time when I start up the computer. How can this be changed?
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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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Cannot autologin on Ubuntu 14.04 after updates

I just do some updates and now I cannot autologin into my Ubuntu 14.04. Previously, I can autologin, sometimes I cannot. I guess, this is caused by something with systemd. Here my auth.log when ...
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How to make Lubuntu login automatically?

I want to know how to make Lubuntu 14.04 restart every two hours, login, and open a program. I am currently stuck on the first part which is to make it login automatically. I have tried changing ...
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xubuntu 15.10 & lightdm setup issues

I've installed xubuntu 15.10 with a minimal installation of xfce (from mini iso). So let me explain my setup and needs. I have created 3 users : maintainer : for administration task, hidden from ...
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Automatic Login even though it is disabled in Settings. How to turn off?

Kubuntu 15.10. I used to be asked for my password at every startup or reboot. Suddenly I am always being automatically logged in, even though I never checked "Automatic Login" in Settings. In ...
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Is it possible to add a GRUB profile to auto-login an user and start a script (15.10)

I have a 15.10 64bit machine with multiple user accounts. Normally, I select Ubuntu in GRUB, it boots and shows me the login screen, I select an account, enter the password and start my applications. ...
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Auto unlock keyring on auto login without leaving password unencrypted

So I keep getting this unlock keyring popup when I login to Ubuntu automatically. There is a fix here: How can I stop being prompted to unlock the 'default' keyring on boot? I have been googling ...
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SSH Key with user and root with shell script

Is it possible to ssh login to a server as a user with shell access and then change to root user both with the help of ssh key using a bash script?
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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, e....
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GRUB does not login automatically

I have an Ubuntu Server 14.04. Recently GRUB does not load ubuntu automatically and I need to select it manually and press enter. I didn't changed anything and configurations seem right. this is the ...
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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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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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How to make auto login work in Ubuntu? (no display manager)

I am trying to autologin and auto startx on my ubuntu minimal installation (15.04 Vivid Velvet 32bits, mini.iso) I am following several guides that I found but none of them work (the startx part works,...
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How to auto-login in text mode?

I have a Raspberry Pi 2 with Ubuntu Mate 15.04. I've managed to make it boot in console mode, but now I want to enable auto login. I already tried a lot of things, like: Editing /etc/inittab. ...
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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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Is there any facial recognition software for logging in on Ubuntu 14.04/10

Is there any facial recognition software for logging in on Ubuntu 14.04? I've searched the web, and found projects like PAM and IMRSV Cara. I also found instructions for running these programs on ...
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auto-login doesnt work with external monitor attached (ubuntu 14.04)

I have a laptop with nVidia graphics card and Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I connect it to an external monitor configured to clone the laptop's own screen. Auto-login is enabled (settings>user>auto-login>ON). ...
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ubuntu 15.04 can't turn off auto login for specific account

So I've been trying to revert the auto login option to off, but it doesn't seem to work, when i restart i always get the log in without asking for password. The file lightdm.conf is currently with ...
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How to enable autologin but still require password

I am running Ubuntu GNOME 14.04, using gdm display manager and gnome-shell environment and I need to achieve the following behaviour: after boot, a selected user is automatically logged in, but a ...
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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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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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Ubuntu can't login after disabling auto login

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 and after disabling auto login the Ubuntu screen loads up and then its just a black screen. Can anybody help me.
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Ubuntu automatically logs on to guest account [closed]

I installed Zorin 9 using a USB on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop After the installation completed and I rebooted the system, Grub doesn't show up on my external screen, waited for 20 secs, pressed F1 ...
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Login Screen Crashes and enter without password in 14.04LTS?

I am using ubuntu14.04LTS in dual boot mode with window8.1. I have set the password for both, and in ubuntu whenever prompt for password it crashes. It wont allow me to put even the mouse_pointer ...
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Login to GUI through Command line

I want to login to Ubuntu through command line which will then redirect me to GUI, is there any way to do this?
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lightdm: lock session after (only) auto-login

I'd like to be able to have my KDE session started with lightdm auto login but lock immediately. But if I logout and then back in, I don't want the lock. I found this bug: https://bugs.kde.org/...
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How to enable autologin on Ubuntu Server 14.10? [duplicate]

I'm looking for how to set auto-login on Ubuntu Server 14.10 from console. All information I find out there is for 14.04, and configuration files seem to have changed a lot.
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LightDM: user-session doesn't work, nor do multiple sessions at start

On my media center (XUbuntu 14.10), I am trying to autostart Kodi in the focussed session and also start and autologin xfce4 in a second unfocussed session (I hope Steam In-Home Streaming doesn't need ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Auto Login

I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 from 14.04 LTS about a month ago. I have my computer encrypted already, so I have to put a password in when starting up my computer. But I also have to login each and every ...
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Bringing back default ubuntu shell option in login

I use Ubuntu 14.04 with GNOME 3.10 Some time ago i set my default login shell to be GNOME and i can't choose anything else but GNOME now. Simply when i have the choice to login as me or guest, when ...
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Autologin on lubuntu 14.10

How can I enable autologin on lubuntu 14.10? I tried various method like this LXDE Auto Login but they don't work.
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14.04: No Auto login at User Account settings - I am administrator

This is what my picture would look like if I was allowed to post pictures... Account Type Administrator Language English (New Zealand) Login Options [blank] Password **** Last ...
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I can't make Ubuntu ask for a password anymore!

I enabled auto-login some time ago and now I can't disable it. I've switched it at the user accounts options and it doesn't work! It says "off", but it's actually still on. And I also can't make ...
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How do I unlock my SSH keys on login in Ubuntu Server?

I'm making a new server that will pull backups from multiple sources on a schedule, so I'd like it to connect via SSH using a key. Setting this up in Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop is trivial, you write the ...
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Auto-login sometimes fails

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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What file specifies the desktop environment for a user?

I'm having problems with Unity on a slow laptop, but it's configured to autologin so I never see the login screen. Also, the screen or display driver is messed up so I don't see the far right part of ...
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How do I remove Ubuntu's password requirement? [duplicate]

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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Automatically Login for All Users

I don't know, whether this is possible, but... Since I have lvm-encrypted my entire disk, I see no reason to type another password to login right after startup. However, at the moment I have two user ...
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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 ...