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 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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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 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 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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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 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 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 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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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 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 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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.