no SDDM autologin even if ubiquity box is set

Bug #1362752 reported by Jonathan Riddell on 2014-08-28
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Kubuntu PPA
user-setup (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

ubiquity needs to fiddle SDDM's config to turn on auto login if that option is ticked during install

Jonathan Riddell (jr) wrote :

needs this file edited in ubiquity I think d-i/source/user-setup/user-setup-apply

KDEUSER56 (kdeuser56) wrote :

I have tested my patch and it works as expected here.
I copied Rohan's method from this file: for the sake of consitency.

This makes the indentation a bit ugly, but the rest of the script is not much prettier imho.

KDEUSER56 (kdeuser56) wrote :

Fixed indentation and added comment to be consistent with the rest of the script.

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

Shouldn't set uid, shouldn't set session

KDEUSER56 (kdeuser56) wrote :

Untested, I'll do so later.

Harald Sitter (apachelogger) wrote :

it appears to me that the patch needs to be made against the ubuntu user-setup bzr branch as ubiquity itself only pulls it into the tarball apparently

KDEUSER56 (kdeuser56) wrote :

Okay diff is now against the user-setup bzr branch.
NOTE: patch-rev2 was broken and did not work.

Since shadeslayer wants logging I tried to simply put "$log" before the cat command without a chroot, but that broke the redirection and ended up in a empty file being written. The whole "$log $chroot $ROOT" thing as in patch-rev2 did not work either, so I en-quoted the whole thing and simply execute it in a shell inside the chroot, this is easy to understand and simply works.
Since testing this (though I have scripts to automate this) really sucks I hope this is now it.

Rohan Garg (rohangarg) on 2014-09-08
Changed in kubuntu-ppa:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package user-setup - 1.48ubuntu3

user-setup (1.48ubuntu3) utopic; urgency=medium

  [ KDEUSER56 / Rohan Garg ]
  * Add SDDM autologin support (LP: #1362752).
 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:55:09 +0100

Changed in user-setup (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
Jonathan Riddell (jr) on 2014-09-26
Changed in kubuntu-ppa:
status: Triaged → Invalid
James Anning (janning197) wrote :

hi, I have Kubuntu 14.10 and KDE 5 plasma, and I have been looking for a way to autologin - for example when I reboot, it does't ask for a password....Just goes rite into to the desktop.

How can I do this?''

I've tried sudo apt-get install Login Screen (login screen SDDM)

I run login screen SDDM
 NOW I have something that has the auto login check box!

However, when I check the box..and Apply, then click ok...its not saving the changes, when I go back in, the box is unchecked.

I went back to one of my virtual machines that has 14.04 and plasma 4 on the login screen, and enabled auto login and apply. When I go back also does not save the setting. There has to be a way to have it auto login. I know there is because, I had it doing it on 14.04 and 14.10 (last week), before I formatted and started over.

I have ticket #255115 open on this, but, nothing has been resolved.

If there is a way to do this Please let me know...Thanks AJ

James Anning (janning197) wrote :

Also - up above I see

Is this a config file? Is it modifying something existing or a new file?
If new, what should the file name be and where does it go ?

If modify and existing file,,,which file and where?

thanks AJ

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