[ SOLVED ] Enable autologin on xfce

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[ SOLVED ] Enable autologin on xfce

Postby jarp53 » 2020-06-25 06:51

I'm trying to learn Debian , so I install it with the XFCE desktop, I have done a few things, ( install nvidia drivers , set up firewall, install software store, got the panel set up , and few others ) but now I like to do autologin ; so from here [ https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM#Enable_autologin ] I install LightDM, and now I have to configure the file , the instructions says I need to " enable autologin look up these lines in lightdm configuration file, uncomment them and customize to your preference. #autologin-user=
#autologin-user-timeout=0
in the file they look like this:
# autologin-user = User to log in with by default (overrides autologin-guest)
# autologin-user-timeout = Number of seconds to wait before loading default user
can some one please show me how to uncomment them and customize them so I can start the session with out login in
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Re: Enable autologin on xfce

Postby andre@home » 2020-06-25 07:19

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Re: Enable autologin on xfce

Postby Bloom » 2020-06-25 09:46

That link points to what you had to do in Jessie. Nowadays, it is MUCH easier.
Open and edit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf with root rights.
Find:
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[Seat:*]
#autologin-user=

and make it like this:
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[Seat:*]
autologin-user=jarp53

Or if your username isn't jarp53, put your actual username in there. Uncomment means remove the '#' in front.
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Re: Enable autologin on xfce

Postby jarp53 » 2020-06-25 15:26

thank you very much; and Bloom you're right after looking at other responses from the past now days is a lot easier
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