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#1 2021-01-12 12:17:12

zerrax
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Registered: 2020-07-01
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[SOLVED] Devuan XFCE autologin

Hi,

I am trying to get auto login to work in Devuan Buster with XFCE
I tried a lot of solutions on the internet without success...

username: john

My current /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf looks like this:

[Seat:*]

autologin-user=john
autologin-user-timeout=0

and I did this:

groupadd -r autologin
gpasswd -a john autologin

still no success, can anybody help me?

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#2 2021-01-12 20:48:47

ralph.ronnquist
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Registered: 2016-11-30
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Re: [SOLVED] Devuan XFCE autologin

Perhaps it should say [SeatDefaults] rather than [Seat:*] ?

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#3 2021-01-13 14:14:45

zerrax
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Re: [SOLVED] Devuan XFCE autologin

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Perhaps it should say [SeatDefaults] rather than [Seat:*] ?

Tried it, but no still I get the "red" loggon screen of Devuan XFCE.....

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#4 2021-01-13 18:22:08

Head_on_a_Stick
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Re: [SOLVED] Devuan XFCE autologin

Check the logs.


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#5 2021-01-13 21:36:24

ralph.ronnquist
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Re: [SOLVED] Devuan XFCE autologin

Btw, are you sure you are using lightdm and not slim which is the default in Devuan ?

If the latter, you'll rather need to edit /etc/slim.conf to have default_user and auto_login set up.

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#6 2021-01-14 14:41:53

zerrax
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Re: [SOLVED] Devuan XFCE autologin

ralph.ronnquist wrote:

Btw, are you sure you are using lightdm and not slim which is the default in Devuan ?

If the latter, you'll rather need to edit /etc/slim.conf to have default_user and auto_login set up.


Thank you for your response, the above solved the problem, and autologin works now!
I didn't know that Devuan used slim instead of lightdm :-)

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