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

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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 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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...