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Fix autologin after changing kernel or GPU driver

Fix autologin after changing kernel or GPU driver

In this article we will discuss how to fix Autologin in Linux Mint after installing and activating the new kernel or the proprietary drivers.

Sorry for the spelling and phonetic errors in the text.
Owner and main writer of MintGuide.org is not a native English speaker.


 

If the user during system installation or in system preferences to include the item Autologin, then the system should boot without entering login and password of the user.
But if you install and activate the new kernel or the proprietary video drivers, as auto-login adds a 10-second standby mode during the initial computer startup and logon:

 

Fix autologin after changing kernel or GPU driver

To disable the 10-second standby mode when you turn on the computer and log on to the computer, it is necessary in the configuration file the MDM (Mint Display Manager) in the TimedLoginDelay line, set the parameter to 0 (zero) and save the current file.

To open a configuration file mdm.conf with administrator privileges, run in a terminal:

sudo xed /etc/mdm/mdm.conf

Fix autologin after changing kernel or GPU driverFix autologin after changing kernel or GPU driver

OR

sudo nano /etc/mdm/mdm.conf

Fix autologin after changing kernel or GPU driverFix autologin after changing kernel or GPU driver

Save the changes to MDM.conf, close the editor.
After a restart, 10-second standby mode is disabled and the login happens directly.

Good Luck!!!

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