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I am thinking about doing an Ubuntu installation with their mini ISO, which comes only with the barebones system without a desktop environment/GUI.

I remember being given the option to set up automatic login when doing a full Ubuntu desktop installation, but how to I enable that for the mini ISO install? Did I miss something? Also, is there a generalised way to do this on any Linux OS?

Thanks!

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You might find some ideas in this thread of linuxquestions.org

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All you need is the tool mingetty. Concrete example and comparison in the mythTV Wiki.

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