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There is another package in the Ubuntu official repository/universe with the same name mdm, see packages.ubuntu.com Package mdm xenial (utils): Utilities for single-host parallel shell scripting [universe] 0.1.3-2.1: amd64 i386 Possibly, you have installed the wrong package. Check: sudo apt-cache policy mdm which mdmsetup I think this should be ...


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As in many cases, timing is the main issue here. Your script needs to run on user level after log in, since it edits launcher items, which is on user level. Even then, looking at what the script should do (reading your explanation), the script needs to wait a bit for the desktop to fully load; the Unity Launcher is not the first thing to be "ready" after ...


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Since you can't just install mdm you need to type sudo add-apt-repository ppa:noobslab/mint then update and type sudo apt-get install mdm mdm-themes. You can use the other official repository or if you have access to the root account. You may be able to run this command without the mdm window. sudo apt-get update sudo dpkg-reconfigure lightdm sudo apt-get ...


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Mikewhatever's suggestion was right: i created lightdm.conf with username to log in automatically. Here is the code: sudo mousepad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf Paste following code in mousepad: [SeatDefaults] user-session=xubuntu autologin-user=/usernametologin/ Then save and reboot. Next time xubuntu will go directly to your desktop without greeting ...



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