[HOT TIP] How to autologin with lightdm

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    When you’ve set up an antixcore install, the desktop manager will present you
    with a login screen when booting-up. If you have lightdm as your desktop manager,
    but wish to ‘autologin’, open the terminal and type:

    sudo gedit /usr/share/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/01_debian.conf

    Then add these lines:

    autologin-user=[your username]

    Save & exit. Now autologin is enabled !

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    • This topic was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by anticapitalista.
    • This topic was modified 1 month, 1 week ago by mikey777.
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    good tip. even better is to create another file that won’t get nuked if lightdm updates. or do the autologin from /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, which will at least ask you if there is a conflict with an update.


    Many thanks for the feedback, which will be helpful for others.
    I’ll therefore add these two lines of code to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf as well.


    I had look into lightdm a while back as Debian 10 users it.

    lightdm autologin

    Their is also pretty good gui config tool = lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings open as root.

    MX-19 4.19.0-6-amd6 (i3) : Debian-10 4.19.67-2+deb10u2 (i3) : anitX-19 runit (5.3.14-antix.1-amd64-smp) (i3)
    2 Laps T430 17.2 X220 17.4


    Many thanks Koo for the Debian lightdm link.
    I’ve bookmarked this for future reference …

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