Auto-login one user on Mint 18.2 XFCE - lightdm prob?

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Auto-login one user on Mint 18.2 XFCE - lightdm prob?

Postby jimallyn » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:51 pm

A while back I decided to give two laptops I had lying around to my son and his family. I installed Mint 18.1 XFCE on one, with two users: josh&holly, and their son, killian. They wanted to require a password for josh&holly, but allow killian to login automatically after a few seconds delay if some action wasn't taken to log somebody else in. I got that done, no problem. Now I have installed 18.2 XFCE on the other laptop, and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to automatically log in killian after a short delay. I am guessing this is because 18.2 uses lightdm while 18.1 used MDM I believe. Any suggestions on how to accomplish this?
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Re: Auto-login one user on Mint 18.2 XFCE - lightdm prob?

Postby WharfRat » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:25 pm

Hello Jim.

Check /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

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[bill@vb] /etc/lightdm $ cat /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
[Seat:*]
autologin-guest=false
autologin-user=bill
autologin-user-timeout=0
[bill@vb] /etc/lightdm $


I just found out about the switch to lightdm about a week or two ago :?

Since I've done in-place upgrades, my main system is still using mdm.
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Re: Auto-login one user on Mint 18.2 XFCE - lightdm prob?

Postby jimallyn » Fri Sep 15, 2017 8:22 pm

Cool, I'll give that a try this weekend, WharfRat. I tried messing with some of that stuff, but never got what I was after. I talked to my son and he said that it would probably be OK if the two computers weren't absolutely identical, but Killian is autistic and they sometimes get fussy about things like that, so I thought it would be worth a little more effort to make it work the same.
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Re: Auto-login one user on Mint 18.2 XFCE - lightdm prob?

Postby brvcf » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:28 am

??? There is no such file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf on my system

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Re: Auto-login one user on Mint 18.2 XFCE - lightdm prob?

Postby WharfRat » Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:44 pm

brvcf wrote:??? There is no such file /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf on my system

I don't believe there should be unless you specify auto login during installation :wink:
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