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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...