Auto login on Debian 10 [SOLVED, THANK YOU SUNRAT!]

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Auto login on Debian 10 [SOLVED, THANK YOU SUNRAT!]

#1 Post by mongoosander »

Is there a way to get an automatic login on Debian 10 (MATE)? I'm building a system for a person with limited mobility, and the only thing I've left to do is get it to log on automatically. I've tried a number of different methods, including creating a no password group, a systemd method linked on these forums, and others. I've had no luck so far.

Failing that, is there a distro which does easily support an automatic login?
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Re: Auto login on Debian 10

#2 Post by sunrat »

Is there a tick box in User Settings to enable autologin? Otherwise, afaik MATE version uses lightdm so you can set it in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf . See: https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM#Enable_autologin
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Re: Auto login on Debian 10

#3 Post by mongoosander »

That worked. I'm very grateful for your quick reply and I can now get the machine back to the owner, who will be very pleased with your help. Have a great day.

Specifically, I edited

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/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
with the following command (with sudo):

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pluma /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Found the commented entry for

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#autologin-user=
and uncommented it, adding the username after the = sign. I then saved, rebooted, and it logged in exactly as I wanted it to.

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