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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Sun Jul 31 08:43:21 UTC 2011

retitle 636104 support autologin
severity 636104 wishlist

On dim., 2011-07-31 at 10:26 +0200, Martin Krüger wrote:
> 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!

To be honest, I didn't do *anything* to support autologin because I'm
not sure that's something I want to support. It should be done carefully
for security reasons, and I'm not exactly convinced right now this is
the case.

So right now I prefer not doing anything about autologin, but that can
be revisited later, once we have more feedback about lightdm usage.


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