I have Debian with LXDE. After every reboot i have to type username than password. I stumbled to autologin, but i don't want that, instead i want it to remember just username, as most of Desktop environments do. How to fix it to remember the username?

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    There is no LXDE login screen. On login screen check which DM (Display Manager) is running. (or better, there is one, but only on Debian Unstable) Dec 5, 2016 at 16:15
  • Lightweight desktop environment. Dec 5, 2016 at 16:20
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    This is a "Desktop environment". The login is done before loading LXDE, so knowing which X Display Manager are you using, helps on finding how (if it is possible) to change the settings. As I wrote, only very recent LXDE have a own login screen, usually we used other login screens. Dec 5, 2016 at 16:23
  • lightdm i guess, how do i find it? by the way fixed my problem Dec 5, 2016 at 16:27
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    Try with update-alternatives --config x-window-manager in a terminal Dec 5, 2016 at 16:30

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found it. uncommenting "greeter-hide-users =false" at /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf fixes it

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