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?
Type in a terminal:
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
sudo mousepad /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
(depending which text editor you want to use)
Add these lines to the file:
You could use e.g. file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/autologin-xubuntu.conf, instead, but then you should make sure settings in another file in that directory or in file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf do not override it.
To remove password on resume, right-click the system tray power icon then Preferences. This brings up the XFCE power manager (Alternatively you can navigate to XFCE/Settings/Settings Manager/Power Manager). Click Extended in the left pane. Uncheck Lock screen when going for suspend/hibernate.
The last place is XFCE/System/Users and Groups. If it's set "Password: Asked on login" you can change it, and thereafter, if you logout or switch user, you can get back without entering password.
Mine is a GUI answer to the Auto Login question.
The sequence is Settings/Details/Users.
To get into Settings, click in the top right corner of your screen. A small box will open with three icons across the bottom.
Settings is on the left, it resembles a mosquito but is actually a crossed wrench and screwdriver.
When Settings opens you might be anywhere in the system. Look at the top. If it doesn't say Settings, click on the Left Arrow (<) in the top left of the screen. That will take you to Settings. Details is at the bottom of the left hand column. Users is the third option down. To make any changes you need to Unlock the screen by clicking on the Unlock button in the top right corner, enter your password to enable changes. You can add Users, change the password, and turn Auto Login ON or Off.