[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#636104: For autologin support, lightdm should include proper /etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin

Martin Krüger martin.krueger at gmx.org
Sun Jul 31 08:26:41 UTC 2011

Package: lightdm
Version: 0.9.2-2
Severity: normal


lightdm supports autologin. But in the default installation, autologin breaks
with something like "pam requires interaction" and an authentication error and
falls back to the standard greeter.
I fixed this by copying the gdm3-autologin from /etc/pam.d to lightdm-
autologin. I've no idea, if this is a proper fix, but it works for me.

I think, lightdm should include a lightdm-autologin, shouldn't it?

Thanks for the package, works great!

Martin Krüger

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-bigmem-0.1 (SMP w/4 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages lightdm depends on:
ii  adduser                       3.113      add and remove users and groups
ii  consolekit                    0.4.5-1    framework for defining and trackin
ii  dbus                          1.4.14-1   simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  debconf [debconf-2.0]         1.5.41     Debian configuration management sy
ii  libc6                         2.13-11    Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.28.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libpam0g                      1.1.3-2    Pluggable Authentication Modules l
ii  libxcb1                       1.7-3      X C Binding
ii  libxdmcp6                     1:1.1.0-3  X11 Display Manager Control Protoc
ii  lightdm-gtk-greeter           0.9.2-2    simple display manager (GTK+ greet

Versions of packages lightdm recommends:
ii  xserver-xorg                  1:7.6+7    X.Org X server

lightdm suggests no packages.

-- Configuration Files:
/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf changed [not included]

-- debconf information excluded

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