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Linux Mint automatic login.

October 11, 2008 at 10:17:33
Specs: Linux Mint 5 r1, Intel QX6600 / 3GB ram

I have Linux Mint 5 r1 installed and I'm trying to have it to automatically login so I don't have to keep typing in my username/password whenever I start the computer. But when I click on "Elyssa/Administration/Login Window" I enter in my password and the login window just flashes on the screen and disappears. Clicking on it again and i just pops up and disappears again (without prompting for password). Any idea what's wrong, or know of any alternate ways of doing this?

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#1
October 11, 2008 at 19:06:41

Scroll down to "Automatically Logging Into Your Distribution":

http://www.thinkdigit.com/details.p...

"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions" - Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction


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#2
October 11, 2008 at 20:31:29

Jam, I appreciate the tips on that link, but it still doesn't fix my problem. The problem is the Login Window automatically closes as soon as it opens. I don't get the chance to change any options.

I'm guessing it's a bug because I just came back from my aunts house who I had installed Linux Mint on her computer 4 days ago and tried to apply the automatic login, but it has the exact same problem.

Is there maybe a terminal command I can use or soemthing?


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#3
October 11, 2008 at 21:14:49

I followed those instructions & it worked fine on my system.

"I enter in my password and the login window just flashes on the screen and disappears"

How long did you wait? If I recall correctly, it took several seconds before the next window popped up.

"If my answers frighten you then you should cease asking scary questions" - Jules Winnfield (Samuel L. Jackson) in Pulp Fiction


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#4
October 12, 2008 at 05:49:48

this just worked for me:
start button/ control center/ system/ login window/type password/click on the security tab/check enable automatic login/choose the user from the dropdown menu

worked for me 2 mins ago

larry


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#5
October 12, 2008 at 09:30:44

The window pops up within a couple seconds of entering the password, but disappears 1 second later. There's no chance to click on anything or enter any information. Is there some kind of setting file that can be adjusted to fix it, or enter some kind of terminal command that can enable the automatic logon without dealing with the Login Window?

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