[Bug 1914613] [NEW] Autologin not working in Ubuntu Studio 21.04

Christopher Murdaugh 1914613 at bugs.launchpad.net
Thu Feb 4 15:18:38 UTC 2021

Public bug reported:

I ticked autologin when installing Ubuntu Studio 21.04. Autologin did
not work. Trying to enable through Settings - System Settings - Startup
and Shutown - Login Screen(SDDM), Behaviour button, caused a DBUS error
message about SDDM Config.

The fix is simple. Remove all lines from /etc/sddm.conf file and reboot.
All functionality correct after that. It seems autologin configuration
is only through /etc/sddm.conf.d/kde_settings.conf

Additionally, removing all lines from /etc/sddm.conf  file  also
restored correct functionality to the above-mentioned System Settings
Startup and Shutdown section (Sddm Config Manager is then able to
successfully modify kde_settings.conf

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 21.04
Package: sddm 0.19.0-2ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.8.0-36.40+21.04.1-lowlatency 5.8.18
Uname: Linux 5.8.0-36-lowlatency x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: prl_fs_freeze prl_fs prl_eth zfs zunicode zavl icp zcommon znvpair prl_vid prl_tg
ApportVersion: 2.20.11-0ubuntu57
Architecture: amd64
CasperMD5CheckResult: unknown
Date: Fri Feb  5 02:07:17 2021
InstallationDate: Installed on 2021-02-04 (0 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu-Studio 21.04 "Hirsute Hippo" - Alpha amd64 (20210203)
SourcePackage: sddm
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

** Affects: sddm (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Tags: amd64 apport-bug hirsute

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