Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)

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Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)

Postby madwoollything on Sun Oct 07, 2012 3:04 pm

I'm aware that auto login is a security risk but I've been trying to get this functionality to work and haven't been able to find anything in the forums.

I've set the 'automatic login' in the user accounts but I'm still presented with the login screen at boot up.
(in comparison Ubuntu takes you straight to the desktop bypassing the login screen).

How do I get this working?
Last edited by madwoollything on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:04 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Auto login - Mint13 not working??

Postby GandG on Sun Oct 07, 2012 4:35 pm

Apologies if I've misunderstood the problem, however, this works for me: -

Select Menu /Administration/ Login Window

Enter Password

Select Security

Tick “Enable Automatic Login”

Select desired User.

Close.
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Re: Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)

Postby madwoollything on Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:03 am

Many thanks .... works beautifully .... I was using the wrong GUI.
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Re: Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)

Postby aroundi on Mon Oct 22, 2012 1:34 pm

Thanks GandG.

Worked for me as well, after changing just the Brightness/Lock Auotlogin switch several times and scratching my head.
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Re: Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)

Postby kaspin on Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:01 pm

I've followed the above procedure (LMDE - Cinnamon), but after closing the User Accounts window (pressing x in top right corner) and then reopening it, the changes made have disappeared and I'm locked again! Am I doing something stupid? Thanks in advance for any help. Kaspin
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Re: Auto login - Mint13 not working?? (SOLVED)

Postby kaspin on Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:21 pm

Sorry, I was going from Administration to "User Accounts", rather than to "Login Window" as suggested by gandg. Works a treat. Thanks - Kaspin
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