I keep being prompted for my password even though I set it to login automatically.

Asked by Robert Roberton on 2010-12-07

Ubuntu 10.10 keeps prompting me to enter my password even though I set it up to login automatically. Several attempts at login have failed.(meaning I've logged in and then a few seconds later, it would take me back to the login screen) Please help!! Are there any fixes for this at all?

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If you are getting back to the login for no reason after seeing the desktop for a few seconds, then it must be crashing. You have to investigate maybe the video drivers or something else.

Robert Roberton (robertonrd) said : #2

A fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10 solved the issue this morning.however,even though I set it up for automatic login, I still get prompted for my password on startup and when exiting screensaver mode.

For the screensaver go to
System -> Preferences -> Screensaver and uncheck the lock screen option.

Robert Roberton (robertonrd) said : #4

Thank you!!