Enable Auto Login in Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

Here’s a quick tutorial that shows you how to enable a user account to automatically login using Ubuntu 12.10.

This tutorial is going to be short and easy, especially for new users.

When you enable auto login, the account you specified won’t type a username and password at the login screen in order to login. Ubuntu will just automatically login the user.


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  • Enable auto-login in Ubuntu 12.10
  • Enjoy!

To get started, press Ctrl – Alt – T on your keyboard to open the terminal. When it opens, run the commands below to open lightdm.com file.

gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf




Finally, edit the file as shown below and save it.





Restart your computer to test it.


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3 thoughts on “Enable Auto Login in Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)”

  1. It didn’t work on ubuntu 12.10. Option is shown in “user accounts” for other users but not por the one i want to automatically login. I tried it even from another user account, and it didn’t work either.

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