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How to Login to Debian (Stretch) just like Windows

Postby btforensics » July 2nd, 2018, 5:23 am

Hello Debianuserforums!

Good Day!

I was trying to find a way on how to make the logon screen of Debian just like Windows.

You know how Windows shows you the user accounts available in the machine when you login? You click on the user account then enter the password to login. Because currently, in my Debian machine, it prompts me to manually enter the username and password.

What I want to happened is my username should already be the default (with my user profile pic) and all I need to do is to enter the password.

I edited "/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf", and added the following lines:
[Seat:*]
autologin-user=myusername
user-session=cinnamon

However, this one automatically logs me in without prompting the password. What I want is it should still ask for a password but my username should already be the default.

Thank you for your help!

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Re: How to Login to Debian (Stretch) just like Windows

Postby cynwulf » July 2nd, 2018, 8:08 am

I'm not very familiar with lightdm, last used it a few years ago, but it is designed to be simplistic and may lack the features you want.

You could try kdm as I'm sure it supports this kind of functionality.
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Re: How to Login to Debian (Stretch) just like Windows  Topic is solved

Postby fsmithred » July 2nd, 2018, 1:19 pm

In /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
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greeter-hide-users = false
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Re: How to Login to Debian (Stretch) just like Windows

Postby btforensics » July 2nd, 2018, 4:33 pm

Hi fsmithred,

This works! Thank you very much!
In /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
greeter-hide-users = false


Hi cynwulf,

Thank you for your suggestion. I'll try KDM maybe someday, I'll put this on my notes.

Thank you for all of your help!
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