Problem logging in

Knute Johnson knute2010 at
Sat Jan 23 01:06:17 UTC 2010

On 1/22/2010 4:37 PM, sdavmor wrote:
> Knute Johnson wrote:
>> I installed 64 bit xubuntu and set it so it would automatically log
>> in. The problem I'm having is that the login dialog displays anyway
>> and when I type in my login info it won't login until I try it many
>> times. It appears to be getting worse, as in taking more tries to
>> login. Evenutally I get it to work.  Anybody heard of this problem
>> before?  I did try resetting my password but that didn't make any
>> difference.
>> xubuntu 9.10 amd64
> I had to manually reset my mythbuntu media server after upgrading it
> to Ubuntu 9.10 (32 bit). I added these lines to /etc/gdm/custom.conf:
> [daemon]
> AutomaticLoginEnable=true
> AutomaticLogin=yourloginID
> TimedLoginEnable=true
> TimedLogin=yourloginID
> I have no idea how that will work with XFCE but I expect there must be
> something similar to /etc/gdm/custom.conf that xubuntu uses. Maybe
> even that very file.

Thanks very much, I'll give that a try.


Knute Johnson

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