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    Lubuntu auto login

    hello I installed lubuntu-desktop on an old computer for my cousins kids
    from the lucid mini.iso
    can someone help me set up auto login for them?
    Last edited by JUSTINBEAIRD; May 4th, 2010 at 09:00 AM.

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    Re: Lubuntu auto login

    /etc/lxdm/default.conf

    just uncomment to activate it & put your name.

    mine looks like this.
    Last edited by kerry_s; May 21st, 2010 at 03:37 PM.

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    Re: Lubuntu auto login

    thanks, it works for me

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    Re: Lubuntu auto login

    Worked great for me too - if anyone else wants to do this, it's just a few easy steps:

    Open Accessories->LXTerminal

    Type the text below and hit enter

    Code:
    sudo leafpad /etc/lxdm/default.conf
    Type your password when prompted, and hit enter again.

    Add this line to the text beneath the [base] section, substituting your username:

    Code:
    autologin=myusername
    Save the file, and you're done!

    Thanks for the advice
    Last edited by w1zard; May 11th, 2010 at 10:42 AM.

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    Re: Lubuntu auto login

    Quote Originally Posted by w1zard View Post
    Worked great for me too - if anyone else wants to do this, it's just a few easy steps:

    Open Accessories->LXTerminal

    Type the text below and hit enter

    Code:
    sudo leafpad /etc/lxdm/default.conf
    Type your password when prompted, and hit enter again.

    Add this line to the text beneath the [base] section, substituting your username:

    Code:
    autologin=myusername
    Save the file, and you're done!

    Thanks for the advice
    your suppose to use "gksudo" for graphical programs, then you can just use your alt+f2 run command.

    i actually use a script for mine in /usr/local/bin which overides the leafpad command, i have nopasswd set in sudoers for it:
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    
    test=`stat -c %U "$@"`
    if [ "$test" == "root" ]; then
    	gksudo /usr/bin/leafpad "$@" &
    else
    	/usr/bin/leafpad "$@" &
    fi
    exit 0
    makes life easy.
    Last edited by kerry_s; May 21st, 2010 at 03:37 PM.

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    Re: Lubuntu auto login

    Thanks for the tips! This certainly makes life easier

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    Re: Lubuntu auto login

    I got some sort of an error message at reboot saying something about xsession missing and not finding fallback session so I had to remove it again. Someone know what went wrong?

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    Re: Lubuntu auto login

    from http://www.itworld.com/operating-sys...tic-login-mode

    In Ubuntu releases starting with 12.04, however, you need to edit a different file. With the new display manager, lightdm, a different file is used to manage this setting. So, you edit the /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file instead.

    lightdm is an X display manager that is fast, extensible and provides the ability to use multiple desktops -- like lubuntu and OpenBox. The lightdm.conf file, after your changes, will look something like this. Note the lack of # signs on the autologin lines:

    [SeatDefaults]
    autologin-user=spongebob
    autologin-user-timeout=0
    user-session=Lubuntu
    greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter
    You can switch back to the using a username and password to log in in by reversing the changes described above. Put the comment markers back in front of the autologin lines and reboot.

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