I cannot find how to set autologin from 18.04 Cinnamon

Although there are several threads on this subject, none so far match what I have.

I do not have lightDM. I do not have any button at top right of the User dialog.

I could have set it on installation but that might have inhibited me if anything went wrong later but before the new system was fully configured.

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Edit the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file and make sure that the [daemon] section in the file specifies the following:



Replace the username with the user that you want to be automatically logged in.

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