Questions tagged [auto-login]

Questions about having the computer automatically, without user intervention, login to an account at startup.

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Ubuntu 18.04 new install login loop

Last night I installed Ubuntu 18.04 alongside Windows 10. I am hoping to eventually replace Windows. I read through a few posts about login loops and tried my hand at figuring it out but I am very ...
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Access ext4 from Windows 10 to undo changes in 2 config files

When I boot up Ubuntu I get the login screen, after logging in nothing happens and the mouse freezes but the keyboard still works. This is caused by two edits in separate config files, which is why I ...
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Automatically logs in after installing 3rd party finger print program

I installed a 3rd party program for fingerprint activation for my Asus Vivobook S510U. That program didn't work and I removed that, but from then my ubuntu system is automatically logging in without ...
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20.04 Focal Fossa login screen freezes

During installation I chose automatic login, nevertheless after completing installation successfully it asks for a password. When I fill it in, the login screen freezes. I have Nvidia GT215 [Geforce ...
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Cannot log in automatically, that is, without asking for the password. Ubuntu 20.04

Automatic login does not work, not even for a single user by selecting the check on the installation screen in a newly formatted partition. Nor have I achieved this by having three users and selecting ...
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Customizing ubuntu image removes autologin

I have followed the instructions to customize and get my own ubuntu image according to this link. Just uninstall unnecessary packages, update the rest with apt upgrade, and finally install docker. ...
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Automatic Login “ON” but login screen persists on startup Linux Ubuntu 18.04

I am trying to enable automatic log-in on a linux PC that starts a QT application on startup. There is only one user account on the machine, and I have Automatic Login "ON" in the user settings. ...
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Login loop after host rename using hostnamectl

I renamed my host with hostnamectl set-hostname 'new-hostname' Now I am stuck in a login loop and can only access my computer with the recovery mode. I searched around and everybody is says that ...
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Auto login problem on Kubuntu

I did not find someone that had a similar problem so I am asking here. I turned on Auto Login on Kubuntu 19.10 and everytime I start the system I get two windows asking me to insert the password. One ...
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Ubuntu 18 autologin only works if monitor is on

I have autologin enable in Ubuntu 18 and it only works if my monitor is powered on, otherwise it will not login. I asked a similar question recently and realised that it wasn't a consistent non-login ...
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Lightdm automatically logs in my user on Ubuntu Xenial when I log out from XFCE

Lightdm automatically logs in my user on Ubuntu Xenial when I log out from XFCE on Ubuntu Xenial. I have no /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file and don't belong to the nopasswdlogin group either : $ ls /...
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Ubuntu mini auto login

Installed Ubuntu mini (Ubuntu 18.04-mini.iso) and chose at the end Lubuntu mini package option. Next issued sudo apt-get install lubuntu-core in order to have a graphical interface. Want to have ...
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How to disable automatic root login in Ubuntu 19 at startup?

I have enabled automatic root login in Ubuntu 19. But I want to disable this feature. I have tried a lot using this link. But I cant disable this automatic root login. I have tried this link. I ...
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Auto login on boot Ubuntu 18.04.3 server

I am trying to configure a Ubuntu server to automatically log in on boot. I have tried to edit the /etc/gdm3/custom.conf file, but that did not allow me to autologin.
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Ubuntu server startup getty autologin interrupt to login to custom user

Right now I have autologin enabled for my ubuntu server sudo systemctl edit getty@tty1 [Service] ExecStart= ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -a user1 --noclear %I $TERM Type=idle But I want to have a delay ...
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Automatic login no longer working in 19.10

I had an Ubuntu 19.04 with automatic login enabled (desktop PC). After the upgrade to 19.10 I could no longer log in successfully. After booting an unlock screen was displayed where I could select my ...
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Auto-login problem in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

To use my fingerprint sensor to login into my pc I tried to install some programs to use it, first I tried this one here, as it didn't work I tried another one which is here, after installing this my ...
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autologin not working after upgrade

I installed ubuntu 18.04.1 and autologing in worked great, after running apt-upgrade autologin stops working and I'm confronted with a login screen after boot. How can I get autologin to work again?
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Autologin on 18.04.03 LTS doesn't work

Anyone know how to enable autologin on 18.04.03 LTS? It works on fresh copies of 18.04.02, but after upgrading to 18.04.03 or doing a fresh install of that newer installer it will just ignore the ...
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Can you make keyring unlock automatically even during autologin?

I use full disk encryption, so I think I do not need manual keyring unlocking. I want to get rid of chromium-browser requesting me to unlock keyring when I star it.
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GDM Doesn't Autologin on Restart [duplicate]

I've got GDM configured to auto-login to a local user. This works every time when cold booting. But if I issue: systemctl restart gdm3 It only goes to the graphical login screen and does not log ...
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Automatically login on ubuntu server, but not in a tty?

I would like to have my user automatically log in on ubuntu server (so that various "on login" services start), but I do not want that user to be authenticated in one of the various available ttys. ...
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How to fix frozen mouse and keyboard from keyring error?

When I boot up my computer, I am auto-logged into to my account and a message box asks to enter my password since the login keyring did not get unlocked. This box has shown up before but now I can't ...
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Enable Lubuntu 19.04 auto-login after installation

There is a guide here to disable auto-login after installation Lubuntu 19.04, but I couldn't find a way to enable it. The only information about how to enable/disable it is as follows, but there is ...
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login password on ubuntu 18

On Ubuntu 18.04 I haven't been able to get rid of having to do a login with password every time when coming up from sleep mode. Have went to the "user" section and done the unlock thing and turned on ...
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How to auto login to Ubuntu Server after installation using preseed file

I am flashing ubuntu server on system through automation i.e. which includes preseed file. I need to autologin user once ubuntu server is installed. I have tried approach mentioned in this link https:...
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How do I make Ubuntu studio auto login?

I have have set Ubuntu studio 18.04 to not ask for a password at login, but I still have click the login button to get started. How do I get Ubuntu Studio to auto login and go straight to the desktop ...
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How to restart GDM3 with autologin on 18.04 and 19.04

On Ubuntu 16.04 with lightdm, and an autologin account, I can restart the graphical session with command : sudo service lightdm restart The account logs in automatically. On Ubuntu 18.04 (and also ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 lightdm blackscreen with cursor and not getting into the Terminal

I was trying to configure auto-login in lightdm. I followed the instruction in this post. But now after startup I get a black screen with a cursor. In order to revert the settings I wanted to get ...
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Live CD with no GUI, with root autologin and autostart my console script

I need to create linux Live CD with latest kernel with next functions - it must boot without any questions (language, menu, etc) It must boot without GUI, only console and better with nomodeset It ...
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Disable auto-login on Lubuntu 18.10

When I installed Lubuntu, I checked the auto-login option. I'd like to turn it off now. I'm not seeing it in the GUI settings anywhere, and I can't find a conf file for it (such as in /etc/sddm/). ...
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auto login with AD user 16.04

I configured ubuntu 16.04 with AD Domain user. I use GNOME display manager and lightdm as login greeter I can login with the domain user as normal after boot with no problem! when i configure lightdm ...
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Auto login on specific location/network

I'm pretty new with Linux Ubuntu (18.04) and have got impression that it can be configured to do just about anything. So I wonder if there's a possibility to automatically log in at home and password ...
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Use Luks password for login?

I have the same password for my swap encryption and my login as main user. So it would be nifty to take the password from the boot-pw-dialogue to log in. Already the system uses the password to ...
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Use google drive before login in ?Ubuntu 18.04

So the integration for Google Drive in Ubuntu 18.04 is great in the gui, but I would like to use it on a server (this may be still running the desktop version of Ubuntu 18.04 for other reasons). As ...
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Autologin on Ubuntu 18.04 Cinnamon

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 ...
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Auto login and run skype for linux without Keyring prompt

I use Ubuntu 16.04 I also use auto login. I have set Skype for linux to auto start, but it asks for Keyring password. Is it possible to start without this prompt? I mean only for Skype, I don't ...
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Xubuntu 18.04 login-loop, how to revert back/change to auto-login?

New Linux user since less than 2 months when I made my first Xubuntu 18.04 install, after an earlier update got stuck in a login loop, did a new clean install but this time with auto-login and since ...
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How can I make it login automatic in a preseed.cfg

All I want to make my ubuntu 16.04 login automatic after boot up. And I install the ubuntu with a preseed.cfg, I try d-i passwd/auto-login boolean true But it do not work, Do I missing anything? ...
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Autologin Xenial/OpenBox WITHOUT Lightdm

I installed the Ubuntu MINI.ISO on VMWare with OpenBox and would like to set my user on autologin, but I don't want to install lightdm, cause I think I don't need it. All solutions I read until now ...
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Ubuntu 18 Disable Auto Login

I enabled Autologin during current installation of Ubuntu 18 Bionic Beaver. I would like to Disable the AutoLogin but going to: "Settings -> Details -> Users" Doesn't give me the ability to turn ...
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How to use PuTTY to login MySQL account directly?

How to PuTTY access MySQL directly with MySQL ac but skip the Ubuntu login? I would like to skip the Ubuntu login to access the MySQL server with MySQL account directly by PuTTY. Thanks!
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How to login to the MySQL in Ubuntu from Windows?

How to access MySQL directly with MySQL ac but skip the Ubuntu login? As I PuTTY to MySQL server in Ubuntu, the first login is Ubuntu account. I would like to skip this part and login to the MySQL ...
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How can I log in to Ubuntu 18.04 without a password? Setting auto login doesn't work [duplicate]

Setting user to automatic login does not permit starting a session on Ubuntu 18.04 without entering the password. How to fix this?
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Ubuntu user autologin openbox

I have created a new user and set the autologin to on, but it runs into openbox after restarting. I tried to exit openbox but it is unresponsive after I click exit and I disabled the autologin for ...
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Auto login as root in embedded Ubuntu

Upon system start, how can I make the terminal to auto log in root without asking for a login and a password? I've already tried: https://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/45552/login-...
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Log in password [duplicate]

How to eliminate the login password requirement. My administrator had left the job and I am unable to login as Administrator.
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auto-login and hidden-users in lightdm

I edited /etc/lightdm/users.conf to include users I don't want to see at login screen when booting. However, they appear in the login screen. Then I restart Ubuntu system rather than entering password....
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Disable auto-login on 16.04 when connecting via serial console?

I have an ARM server running Ubuntu 16.04. I am connecting to the machine via the serial port. When I reboot the system, it automatically logs in as root, without the usual username/password prompt. ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 autologin despite this uncheck in settings

I have a problem with autologin in my Ubuntu 17.10. In settings I have uncheck "automatical login" but still, when I turn on system then automatic log in. I looking for a solution in the internet but ...