Autologin feature enabled 12.04

Horatio Karijoredjo hosoka at
Mon Mar 26 14:16:08 UTC 2012

Hello Chris and everyone on this list,
Thanks for your feedback.
Currently I am using the Lubuntu 10.10 version. The reason I am using this is due to RAM which is using a very low profile consisting of only 196MB :-(
I have used the Display Manager of GDM as long as I can remember due to the autologin feature in LXDM did not work for me. Also looking at your WIKI page as copied in here: did not work for me at all. I have corresponded with the creator of the LXDM version and also refer to this option. Googled on this topic and noticed that not very everyone it was simple to have this workaround and most of them switched to either GDM or another distro display manager. What surprised me that LinuxMint was able to support this on their LXDE version.
The error was simply that everytime when follow up the guide it constantly asking for my login credentials and password.
The LightDM version also gives problem on the Lubuntu for autologin feature. But strange is that it does work on Ubuntu which I've tried already.
Hopefully this info helps out what is needed. If needed I can jump into IRC to discuss this further and help out.
Regards, Horatio


Date: Mon, 26 Mar 2012 01:55:32 +0200
Subject: Re: Autologin feature enabled 12.04
From: cyber.druif at
To: hosoka at
CC: lubuntu-users at

Aloha Horatio,
Excuse us for the (very) late response. It's not out habit to linger with our reply for this long (usually within hours are the first replies). But to get back on your question: the new login manager (better put Display Manager) in Precise is called LightDM, which also has the capability to auto login. However the documentation on that seems to be very lacking and in our latest IRC meeting we've come to the conclusion that we'll have to step in "upstream" and get that sorted.
Once the documentation on LightDM is adequate I'll inform the mailing-list and request that people will read it andinform the wiki-team of what features aren't documented so that can be addressed.
If you are talking about the "old" display manager LXDM, then please inform us what kind of errors you are getting when using the old instructions so we might update the documentation for it to work again.
Sorry for the long email but I hope it clarifies things.
With metta, Chris
On Mar 19, 2012 6:24 PM, "Horatio Karijoredjo" <hosoka at> wrote:

Hi all, 
This is a request to the developers of Lubuntu for the upcoming release if not too late.
Would it be possible to have this function in the upcoming release. This is already in Ubuntu and like to continue seeing this as an option as well in Lubuntu. The wiki how to setup this function does not work for everybody. A simple interface to activate or deactivate would be nice.
regards, Horatio
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