Bug#871044: ITP: lightdm-autologin-greeter -- autologin greeter for lightdm
- Date: Sun, 06 Aug 2017 16:17:50 -0400
- From: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Bug#871044: ITP: lightdm-autologin-greeter -- autologin greeter for lightdm
Owner: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Package name : lightdm-autologin-greeter
Version : 1.0
Upstream Author : Enrico Zini <enrico@xxxxxxxxxx>
* URL : https://github.com/spanezz/lightdm-autologin-greeter
* License : Expat
Programming Lang: Python
Description : autologin greeter for lightdm
Minimal autologin greeter for lightdm that has the same autologin
behaviour as nodm, but being based on lightdm it stays on top of modern
display manager requirements.
The difference between lightdm's built-in autologin and this greeter,
are the behaviour in case of 0-seconds autologin delay: when lightdm
autologs in with no delay, upon logout it will show the login window
again. The intent is that if the default user logged out, they probably
intend to log in again as a different user.
When managing a kiosk-like setups, if the X session quits then the
desired behaviour is to just start it again.
Lightdm with an autologin timeout of 1 or more seconds would work as I
need it, but one sees the login dialog window appear and disappear on
screen at each system startup. While it is functional, on a kiosk setup
it looks estetically unprofessional to my taste.
With this greeter, the X session starts right away, and is restarted if
it quits, without any flicker of a login dialog box.
If one is not setting up a kiosk-like setup, it's very likely that the
default autologin behaviour of lightdm is the way to go, and that this
greeter is not needed.
This package will be maintained under the umbrella of the Debian Edu
Packaging Team, contributions from others are welcome.