How can I enable autologin on lubuntu 14.10? I tried various method like this LXDE Auto Login but they don't work.

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    Did you encrypt your home folder when you installed Ubuntu? If so, autologin is disabled to protect the encrypted home folder.
    – user68186
    Dec 22, 2014 at 20:46

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According to the Lubuntu Wiki https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Lubuntu/Boot_Install_Login#For_release_12.04_and_on_.28LightDM.29

you must

For release 12.04 and on (LightDM)

You will need to create an /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf with these contents: (do this as root)


autologin-user=<YOUR USER>




It appears that what you have tried and say does not work is similar but not the same as this solution.

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    A comment on htpcbeginner.com/enable-lubuntu-auto-login says From lubuntu 14.04, you should use this file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/20-lubuntu.conf for the seatdefaults, the syntax is the same. Turns out he's right. At least for me anyway.
    – AaronD
    Mar 1, 2016 at 21:33

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