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#1 2024-06-28 18:22:16

zeitlos
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Registered: 2021-08-20
Posts: 17  

Auto login

Please provide adequate instructions on how to configure desktop auto-login in Devuan.

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#2 2024-06-28 19:19:24

igorzwx
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Registered: 2024-05-06
Posts: 59  

Re: Auto login

It seems to be a philosophical problem. You may find such instructions in Arch Wiki.

Perhaps, you need SLiM manual
_https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/SLiM

See also
_https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/display_manager

If you have Mate Desktop, you are likely to have LightDM
_https://wiki.archlinux.org/title/LightDM

cat /etc/X11/default-display-manager
/usr/sbin/lightdm

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#3 2024-06-28 20:41:55

fsmithred
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Registered: 2016-11-25
Posts: 2,456  

Re: Auto login

In /etc/slim.conf, uncomment and edit default_user and auto_login lines:

# default user, leave blank to not pre-load the username.
#default_user        simone

# Focus the password field on start when default_user is set
# Set to "yes" to enable this feature
#focus_password      no

# Automatically login the default user (without entering
# the password. Set to "yes" to enable this feature
#auto_login          no

In /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, go down to the section that begins with [Seat:*] and uncomment the autologin-user line and add your user name.

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#4 2024-06-29 06:15:09

aluma
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Registered: 2022-10-26
Posts: 617  

Re: Auto login

It's not about Devuan, but about the chosen DE.
Full-featured ones (kde, tde, gnome, etc.) have settings for automatic configuration, passwordless login, permission to enter the root session, and other conveniences.

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