Autologin lost on upgrade to mythbuntu 9.10 from 9.04

sdavmor sdavmor at
Wed Jan 13 17:13:27 UTC 2010

Amedee Van Gasse (ub) wrote:
> On Tue, January 12, 2010 20:43, sdavmor wrote:
>> sdavmor wrote:
>>> One quick question since everything else on my upgrade from Ubuntu
>>> 9.04 to 9.10 went very well on my Myth TV media server. The upgrade
>>> was done "in place" this morning.
>>> Before the upgrade it would autologin and start mythtv. Now I get
>>> the user login screen. Once I select the user (there's only one on
>>> our media center server) and put in the user password everything
>>> proceeds as before. Where do I need to go to force-fix this so it
>>> starts up and logs itself in as it used to do?
>> Solved. It's in the mythbuntu config tools.
> I have the same problem, but I don't use Mythbuntu. I also don't have any
> of the Gnome or KDE configuration GUIs, because I use Crunchbang
> (lightweight Ubuntu with Openbox desktop).
> Is there a configuration file that I can edit? I suppose it is something
> in the gdm configuration?

This should work. Just add the following lines to /etc/gdm/custom.conf

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