GregE wrote:To de-activate autologin, open (as root) /etc/lxdm/default.conf and edit
Thanks for your response.
Unfortunately my personal "gremlin" is still very active. I logged in as root by typing sudo -s and when prompted entered my password but when I tried to open /etc/lxdm/default.conf I got the error message
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bash: /etc/lxdm/default.conf: Permission denied
So I thought I would be "sneaky" and booted the computer with a LiveCD. Opened /etc as root and then went to lxdm.conf only to get an error message that the file was corrupt and it would be moved to the Trash bin. I said O.K. but could not find it!
Nothing lost, I was prepared to re-install Mint 12 LXDE, which I did. This time I did NOT choose auto login.
Did a sudo apt-get install xfce4 and all went well.
Rebooted and got the login in screen and, in the bottom left corner got two icons. One of which had three options - Default, xfce Session, Mint LXDE; and the other Language (the default of which was Chinese? I chose English (New Zealand). I chose xfce Session.Then logged in and entered my Password. Hit enter and was returned to the Login window again. Chose Mint LXDE and the same thing happened. Chose default and the computer continued and booted successfully. This happened on every occasion I tried.
I am at a loss