LightDM Auto Login
Manjaro 0.8.0 uses a lightweight display / login manager called LightDM by default. LXDM is responsible for providing the login screen. It also functions as a protective security barrier to prevent unauthorised access to your system. However, some users may prefer to bypass the login screen to boot straight into their desktop environment without entering a password.
Open the LightDM Configuration File
The syntax the command to edit the LightDM configuration file is:
sudo [text editor] /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
To use nano (the default text-based terminal editor) enter the command:
sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Otherwise, you may find it easier to read and edit the file by using gedit, which will open the configuration file as if it were a document. To use gedit instead, enter the command:
sudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
Find the following codes in the configuration file:
session-wrapper=/etc/lightdm/xsession ............ #display-setup-script= #greeter-setup-script= #session-setup-script= #session-cleanup-script= #autologin-guest=false #autologin-user= #autologin-user-timeout=0 #autologin-session=UNIMPLEMENTED
Delete the '#' from the following line as shown below, and add your username to it:
session-wrapper=/etc/lightdm/xsession #display-setup-script= #greeter-setup-script= #session-setup-script= #session-cleanup-script= #autologin-guest=false autologin-user=[your username here] #autologin-user-timeout=0 #autologin-session=UNIMPLEMENTED
Example: A user called yfdogan would chance the line to: autologin-user=yfdogan
Once your amendments have been completed save your changes and close the configuration file by:
- nano: Press CTRL and 'x' to exit, 'y' to save, and <enter> to finish, or
- gedit: Select the 'save' option and then close the window.
Reboot your system for the changes to take effect.