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I'm trying to set-up a barebones installation of lenny that boots straight into a saved xfce session, with no login prompt. Also I'd rater not install gdm (which pulls in a bunch of dependecies) or xdm.

Any suggestion?

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If you are using kdm then I believe you should be able to setup automatic login in the kde control center.

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Nope, not running kde or any fancy GUI stuff. I'd like a mostly command-line system, whit the bare minimum to run a custom GUI program. – agnul Jul 27 '09 at 10:11
try the link. it might be work for u – joe Jul 27 '09 at 10:14
Yep, the link above set me on the right track. Thanks! – agnul Jul 27 '09 at 15:20

In KDE under Debian 8 jessie it is settable by going to: system settings-> login screen -> convenience -> enable auto-login -> applying by entering your password. Reboot after that.

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