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    Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Hi.

    Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Fedora is very nice distro. & many users prefer it when know about it's up-to-date packages. But many blocked due to easy to add options like "automatic login" option for user.

    Any explanation ? I understood security power of this approach but not all user need such high security especially when owner of laptop or PC is the SINGLE user of machine ....
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    If you are talking about the Cinnamon Spin - which uses lightdm you may add the following line to the lightdm config ... there is no GUI to do this by default but GUI lightdm configuration tools are available if you require them

    Code:
    # gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    
    autologin-user=insert your username

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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Quote Originally Posted by satanselbow
    GUI lightdm configuration tools are available if you require them
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    Thank you for replay. But please can you give me the exact name of package. I saw package called "lightdm-setting", isn't it ? Is (are) there other package(s) ? If there are other packages, so which one is the best (used by Linux Mint by default) ?
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Hi. Any help please? What is - if existing - name of best GUI package to achieve autologin on Cinnamon DE?

    Other thing: if I have to use command line (edit system file manually) then if user name start by CAP then should I enter it with 1st character being CAP or should be small? Take this exsmple:
    My user name account is Nokia808 so should I write it as Nokia808 or nokia808 when I edit file system lightdm.conf ?
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Gnome settings for user

    Follow system-tray»»»Details»»»Users and Toggle Automatic Logon
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Hi On my Cinnamon there is no such option !

    I tried: system setting, but I did not find "Details" !! There are only "System info" & "Account details". On clicking "Account details" I saw the following:

    - Picture
    - Name
    - Password

    but no "Autologin" option !

    If there is such option on your system, so there should be a missed package .....
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    package to install is lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. it should then be visible in control centre

    if you edit that file, enter your name as it appears in terminal windows

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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    I just checked, and lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings doesn't have a setting for autologin.
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    so editing the file is the only option then, seems a bit backward :S

    @User808 - Have you tried Menu >System Tools> Administration> Login Window> Security Tab

    It may not be there but it is worth a look.

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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    package to install is lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. it should then be visible in control centre
    This package is installed by default & has no autologin option !
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    @User808 - Have you tried Menu >System Tools> Administration> Login Window> Security Tab

    It may not be there but it is worth a look.
    No such option available to me ! No "Login Window" option at all !
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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    okay, so edit the conf file. where you enter your username, as I mentioned previously, make sure it matches what is output as yourname when you open a terminal window e.g. [yourname@hostname ~]$

    korora have a decent guide but satanselbow explained it quite nicely in post #2

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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Quote Originally Posted by antikythera
    package to install is lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings. it should then be visible in control centre

    if you edit that file, enter your name as it appears in terminal windows
    Cinnamon spin doesn't use lightdm-gtk so lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings will do nothing.
    To configure slick-greeter you use lightdm-settings and it does have autologin setting.

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    Re: Why Fedora has no GUI automatic user login option ??

    Quote Originally Posted by leigh123linux
    Cinnamon spin doesn't use lightdm-gtk so lightdm-gtk-greeter-settings will do nothing.
    To configure slick-greeter you use lightdm-settings and it does have autologin setting.
    Hi. No, you are wrong ! Cinnamon, by default, has BOTH "light-gtk" & "light-gtk-settings" installed by default !

    I tried "sudo dnf install lightdm-settings" BUT abort it because it asked me to install a dependency package called "slick-greeter" ! So, "slick-greeter" is NOT installed by default. For that I aborted the process because I 'm afraid from have 2 greeter (lightdm-gtk-greeter & slick-greeter) at same time.

    Please:

    1) what is the difference between "slick-greeter" & "lightdm-gtk-greeter" ?

    2) can we install both "slick-greeter" & "lightdm-gtk-greeter" at same time without confliction ?
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