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How to disable autologin in UART console

We use card with embedded Linux: 4.1.22-ltsi , "Debian GNU/Linux 9 (stretch)". On Uart console, after boot process, it automatically does login and shows prompt root@linaro-developer: root@...
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Change default login user for Linux from root

I've been working with Linux for awhile and was wondering how I could go about changing the default login user. The whole time I've used Ubuntu, I've been logging in as the root node, as bad as that ...
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How to setup lightdm to automatically log in specific user only once

When you add following config into one of the lightdm config file, you can get user to be automatically logged in: autologin-user=user224348 autologin-user-timeout=20 user-session=ubuntu This is ...
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How to login user instance on boot securely to start services

I have a desktop that I use to serve up some utility apps. One being dropbox and others that only work in userland. When I have to restart remotely how can I properly get the user session to load? I ...
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Raspbian running headless doing scripted procedures on a internet page using text browser

I am somewhere between a new and intermediate linux user. I am setting up a local network for a small group, and I need to configure an automatic sign-in to a webportal when internet connectivity is ...
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How do I autologin a user in a command line based install of linux

I am using an Orangepi zero LTS SBC (Single Board Computer) I have installed a version of Ubuntu that they provide in their official software download page. The image file downloaded from this link is ...
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WiFi firewall autologin

my college has a fortnight firewall that popup when connecting to wifi, and we have credentials for that. The page looks like this with the web address: http://192.168.249.1:1000/login? I want ...
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Debian Buster: Root Autologin & Startup Script

Right now I am using gdm, I need to be able to Autologin as the root user & run a startup script, however the previous methods I was aware of, from Deb 8, have been deprecated. Enabling root user ...
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Unlocked Login keyring; what could trigger encrypting my Login keyring?

On my primary laptop running Linux Mint 20.1 I have set an empty password to my Login keyring via seahorse frontend. There was no problem for several weeks, but today probably after some update, to my ...
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Trapped in log in loop after enabling auto-login

I am running Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa with kernel 5.4.0-72-generic x86_64. I enabled automatic logins in the settings menu. Since then, I cannot log in at all. The log-in screen resets every 5 seconds. ...
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How can I create a “CLI Kiosk” before login?

I have a bash script that runs screen that displays various things like htop and some output from a MQTT server. I currently have no GUI installed and this runs on the command line on Ubuntu Server. I ...
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Debian Buster terminal autologin

I'm repacking a Debian Buster Live ISO. I first unpack the filesystem.squashfs, then chroot in the unsquashed system, make my changes. I want my ISO to autologin (terminal). I've followed this ...
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Linux - create user with no password (login without password prompt)

I found many articles mentioning that user has no password after using passwd -d. While on some of my systems it indeed works (I can su from unprivileged accounts to them without giving password) on ...
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Auto-login on tty if usb key is available

I'm using Gentoo Linux with Openrc and CDM. I want to perform automatic login on tty1 if usb key is inserted. E.g. I can check hash-sum of some files on this usb drive to be sure that it's correct key....
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How to autologin in debian 10?

I just installed debian 10, but it wants able to make it autologin into mate after the boot, Im using gdm and try to edit the /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf Uncomented the autologin and user lines but ...
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How to modify the boot process of a Lubuntu liveCD

I am using a persistent Lubuntu liveCD image. Now I intended to disable the autologin and hide the original user (lubuntu) in the login screen. during a reboot it tries to create a new user lubuntu ...
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Is there a way to perform a full login as another user without being root?

In our setup, we are forced to use Microsoft Active Directory (AD) for ssh access to our Linux VM, so that when employees leave they can be blocked from accessing the VM once their AD account is ...
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Multiple user authentications for same account/environment

A computer is being used for shift work currently with a shared account with autologin at boot. Certain UI applications start up at autologin and its important that they run continuously. How can we ...
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Debian Stretch auto login on boot

I am trying to figure out how to get automatic login to work with a base console installation of Debian Stretch testing I tried an answer to a similar question on this site but it did not work: ...
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Is it safe to auto-login if the system is encrypted?

I'm running linux (specifically Debian 9) on my everyday-use laptop, where the disk with the system is encrypted, so whenever I boot it up, the password is required prior to entering the system. In ...
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how can I automate the process of login to my remote host via jump host

I am using a Windows machine and I connect to my remote host via a jump host using a SSH software (I use mobaxterm for now). Now my login process is like this: Load the jump host session I have saved ...
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Kali Linux Can't Log in as non-root user and wireshark complaining about root

When I opened wireshark (fresh install of live usb kali with persistence) for the first time it complained about me being root. This is what I found in googling it: Yes it's recommended and ...
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Auto startx before login on FreeBSD

This problem is driving me crazy! I use "/etc/ttys" on FreeBSD to configure the commands that are executed when getty is executed. This is the relevant line of my config file /etc/ttys: ttyv8 "/...
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How to make my wallpaper to appear after autologin in lightdm

These are things I did Inside [Seat:*] in /etc/lighdm/lighdm.conf I changed greeter-session=lightdm-gtk-greeter autologin-user=pi autologin-user-timout=0 and in /etc/lighdm/lightdm-gtk-greeter ...
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logged in on X without environment

I have an rpi2. I want the same Black Screen that you get after Arch installation (without graphical environment), the only difference is that it automatically logs in with your user account. I ...
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Automatically Login on Debian 9.2.1 Command Line

I just installed Debian 9.2.1 on an old laptop as a cheap server. The computer is not physically accessed by anyone other than myself, so I would like to automatically login upon startup so that if I ...
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Change autologin from GNOME to i3

I am on Debian Testing How do I enable auto-login to i3 instead of GNOME Update I followed the answer provide by jasonwryan, but it did not solve the problem I did $ update-alternatives --install ...
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linux - autologin and run X11 app in loop

I got some project where need to have simple workstation with running only web browser. It should boot -> autologin and run browser; when somebody will close browser it should start it again. I have ...
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Auto login on tty1 only (No GUI)

I have a few data collection machines that have been running on old PCs using CentOS 6 for a number of years. I'm trying to set them up on a Raspberry Pi running CentOS 7. Tty1 is set to auto ...
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Arch: how to disable auto-login on tty?

On my Arch, root can directly login via tty without password. However, for normal users, password is mandatory. So, How to disable the auto-login of root on tty.
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run script remotely and use result locally with ssh auto login

I want to connect from ServerA to ServerB , and check Oracle Database Status and PendingLogs then record results, and use the result on ServerA ,and compare with the result on serverA and generate ...
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How to AutoLock after AutoLogin

I configured AutoLogin on my Linux Mint Mate system because I am using it as a small home server for file sharing, etc. And some app don't work well if the user is not logged in. But I don't want the ...
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NOT close telnet when supplying username and password using echo

When I'm supplying username and password to telnet to login, it is automatically closed after the following command: echo password | telnet mymachine -l mysuername The console outputs: Connected to ...
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auto login on xfce in jessie

I have started running Jessie (Debian 8) with a LightDM/Xfce desktop on my HTPC after it grinding to a near-halt on W7. One of the things that I cannot get past is having to type the password -- not a ...
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How do you configure autologin in Debian Jessie?

I have a headless computer (TS-7680) with Debian Jessie that I access via Putty command line. The computer does not have any GUI and is only accessed by the command line. It will be put into the ...
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Debian PXE pre-seed file

I've done a first PXE installation with Debian 7 and I'm currently trying to make another one for Debian 8. I'm stuck with 3 little things and I cannot find any solution. Skip missing firmware ...
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Linux Terminal autologin only once after reboot

I'm trying to have my computer automatically log in as a specific user after reboot on an Arch Linux machine. I followed the guide from the Arch Linux Wiki, ran # systemctl edit getty@tty1 and pasted ...
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Script for ssh automatic login to a specific port

So currently, the "traditional" way to connect through SSH is the following one: ssh USERNAME@HOST -p PORT I would like to create a script in which I will include all the appropriate information (...
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How to configure agetty to autologon on only one terminal

Running ubuntu server, I've reconfigured /lib/systemd/system/getty@.service to [Service] # the VT is cleared by TTYVTDisallocate # ##ADDED THIS HERE## ExecStart=-/sbin/agetty -...
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How to have an /etc/xdg/autostart/app.desktop service wait for a (systemd) service?

TLDR: How to have an /etc/xdg/autostart/app.desktop service wait for a systemd service? Long: I have an app started by /etc/xdg/autostart/app.desktop that requires a systemd service to be started ...
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Is it possible to disable the login dialog box of Kali Linux?

For example, I need my Kali Desktop to be logged in freely, without the use of any password. That is, I should not see the following Login dialog box after the boot up. How to do that?
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Auto login into router running Busybox

My router runs Linux with embedded Busybox. I'd like to autologin and run a web browser. Here is the /etc/inittab file: # /etc/inittab init(8) configuration for BusyBox # # Copyright (C) 1999-2004 by ...
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Expect Scripts - Reading from Files and Accepting User Input

How can I write an "Expect" script to: iterate over a list of IP addresses and log in to each to perform commands (like in a BASH for loop). Right now I just copy/pasted the few lines that are my ...
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How can I transfer a file across 2 servers (source->serverA->serverB) with a single script.

I have 3 linux servers - the first one is a dev machine (where I compile my binary), the second one is a "jumpbox" which helps me connect to a "testbed" - which is the place where I need to copy my ...
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Auto-start multiple background user sessions in Linux Mint

I could use some help with what I think is a basic request on the newest edition of Linux Mint (which I think would also be applicable to Ubuntu). I have a home system with 3GB of RAM and accounts ...
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Unable to determine your tty name on Debian Wheezy on ARM

while trying to create my Debian Wheezy image for a FriendlyARM mini210s ARM single board computer, I am bumping into this issue. I have opened a terminal via serial sudo screen /dev/cu.usbserial ...
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How to autologin as root to mint 17.1

I would like to know how to autologin as root on mint 17.1? I've been able to login as root from the login screen (by enabling root access in login window settings and changing the theme to clouds). ...
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auto login with Cubian (debian with mate)

How do I automatically log a user in using Cubian? I have tried removing the default users password but it still promotes to enter a username at the login screen. I've tried editing the /etc/inittab ...
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Are there risks to auto-login/passwordless login other than physical access control?

Does auto-login/passwordless login leave the computer in exactly that same state as it would be after manually logging in, or does it create security risks of a type other than physical access control?...
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Is it possible to create an alias to rlogin and pass login paramteres?

There is a system I need to rlogin to for work, and each time it asks for my username and password and after the login I have to type in a code-word in order to get to the view I want. Is it possible ...
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