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Old 06-20-2018, 08:50 AM   #1
tybee2
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automatic login not working


I am the only user of this computer, so when I did the installation I selected automatic login to avoid having to enter a password each time. However, it does not function that way. I need to enter my password to login and also every time the computer times out, which seems to be way too often. How do I set it up so that I can log in automatically?
 
Old 06-20-2018, 08:58 AM   #2
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You should let members know what distribution you are running. There can be different answers depending on that.

Meanwhile, if you just search the web using terms like "ubuntu automatic login no password" or "mint automatic login no password" you'll likely find several results that can help you.
 
Old 06-20-2018, 09:37 AM   #3
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It also depends on which display manager you are using. You need to find out which one that is for you're distro.

Hint: The Arch Linux wiki tells you exactly how to do it. I've setup a password-less login in a VM and Arch Linux wiki's instructions work. Make sure you follow them to the letter.
 
Old 06-20-2018, 10:42 PM   #4
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In system settings or simply settings, there is usually a setting for automatic log in.
 
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