I'm trying to set up a minimum footprint Linux box with a window manager that's based on Ubuntu 12.04 i386 server. I've installed the core OS and GDM and Fluxbox and when I reboot, the GDM greeter comes up and I'm able to log in and get to a Fluxbox desktop.
I'd like to set the machine up to auto-login, so I create /etc/gdm/custom.conf (chmod 644) with the following:
However, when I reboot with this in place, the machine doesn't launch the window manager - it just sits at the boot text screen. It's still a live system, I can open another console and log in.
Any ideas what I'm missing here?