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auto login not working

asked 2016-12-19 12:59:07 -0600

neverknew gravatar image

I recently upgraded from Fedora 23, to 24, and then (about 2 weeks later) to 25. Auto login was enabled and working under 23 and 24. Since moving to F25 auto login doesn't seem to be working.

Under Settings, Account details, User Manager, the box is checked for automatic login. I've tried un-checking it and re-checking it, but I still don't get auto login. I've also noticed the login screen is the default Fedora instead of the Breeze theme I selected.

What files do I need to edit?

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answered 2016-12-19 13:33:52 -0600

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If you using GDM you can change the file /etc/gdm/custom.conf in the daemon section add this lines:

AutomaticLoginEnable=true AutomaticLogin=YourUserName

That should allow automatic login.

Hope it works for your.

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I forgot to say I'm using KDE/Plasma - I don't find a comparable configuration file under /etc/kde.

The custom.conf file under gdm still has AutomaticLoginEnable=true with my username and works fine with Gnome.

neverknew gravatar imageneverknew ( 2016-12-19 15:04:27 -0600 )edit

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