I am running Debian Stretch 9.1 with GNOME 3 as the desktop environment and GDM for session management. I tried GNOME on Wayland from GDM (gear icon) and it works very well. I would now like to configure an autologin to GNOME on Wayland.
I am able to log into GNOME on Wayland by default without autologin. I am able to autologin but only on GNOME on X. The latter is my current configuration.
Any pointers would be very much appreciated.
What didn't work
After reading Q&As from other distros I tried adding the following to
/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf in the
daemon section (one at a time). None of these options works.
DefaultSessions does not appear to be an option in
DefaultSession=gnome-wayland.desktop DefaultSession=gnome-wayland DefaultSession=/usr/share/wayland-sessions/gnome-wayland.desktop
$ cat /var/lib/AccountsService/users/marc [User] Language=en_US.UTF-8 XSession=gnome-wayland SystemAccount=false $ ls /usr/share/xsessions/ gnome-classic.desktop gnome.desktop $ ls /usr/share/wayland-sessions/ gnome-wayland.desktop $ cat /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf [daemon] AutomaticLoginEnable = true AutomaticLogin = marc
The contents of
/usr/share/wayland-sessions/gnome-wayland.desktop only differ in the
Name parameter. The other parameters (except
Comment) are as follows.
Exec=gnome-session TryExec=gnome-session Icon= Type=Application DesktopNames=GNOME