Time for me to dump Mint, thinking about going back to Windows

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I've been struggling for days trying to figure out how to disable auto login which I foolishly enabled when I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon. Bad mistake, for get auto connecting to shares if you do.
There all lots of pages telling how to do this but absolutely none of them apply to the latest version 20. And also, enabling manual login on the users tab does absolutely nothing. So you guys are my last hope. I'd love to totally nuke the keyring in it's entirety but apparently this isn't possible.

TIA
 

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I've been struggling for days trying to figure out how to disable auto login which I foolishly enabled when I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon. Bad mistake, for get auto connecting to shares if you do.
There all lots of pages telling how to do this but absolutely none of them apply to the latest version 20. And also, enabling manual login on the users tab does absolutely nothing. So you guys are my last hope. I'd love to totally nuke the keyring in it's entirety but apparently this isn't possible.

TIA
Funny you mention this. Did it once before and had to reinstall. I hope it's changed and someone here can't direct us better than snarky form posts.
 

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I'd also like to know if this is an issue in just Mint or if it applies to all flavors of Linux. Insanely stupid that the info is out there and none of it works. To say this makes Linux look bad is an understatement.
 

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I'd also like to know if this is an issue in just Mint or if it applies to all flavors of Linux. Insanely stupid that the info is out there and none of it works. To say this makes Linux look bad is an understatement.
Every new version should come with a new manual.. might need to read it to see the differences. I have never read one, so I can't say if they have a section listing new things.
 

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I've been struggling for days trying to figure out how to disable auto login which I foolishly enabled when I installed Linux Mint Cinnamon. Bad mistake, for get auto connecting to shares if you do.
There all lots of pages telling how to do this but absolutely none of them apply to the latest version 20. And also, enabling manual login on the users tab does absolutely nothing. So you guys are my last hope. I'd love to totally nuke the keyring in it's entirety but apparently this isn't possible.

TIA

Time to move over to Ubuntu and ditch that KDE stuff, in my opinion. It is entirely up to you but, as nice as KDE may look, it has issues.

Edit: And in Ubuntu, it is super easy: Settings - Users - Unlock to change settings - slide Automatic Login to the left, done.
 

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Never used Cinnamon, in KDE you just go into settings>login> and toggle auto login off and on. Does cinnamon not have login settings or maybe in security settings?
 

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One of the places where the directive sometimes resides is /etc/gdm3/custom.conf
If it's not there, you can try this command in the shell:

grep -r -i "automaticlogin" /etc/

It should do a recursive, case insensitive search for the 'automaticlogin' and similar directives in /etc/ and its sub-directories.
I'm a Debian person, though, sorry.
 

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Iirc, cinnamon hides a lot of configuration, just like gnome. It really irks me that I have to open up their version of the winblows registry just to change some setting they decided doesn't require a switch in the UI...

One of the places where the directive sometimes resides is /etc/gdm3/custom.conf
If it's not there, you can try this command in the shell:

grep -r -i "automaticlogin" /etc/

It should do a recursive, case insensitive search for the 'automaticlogin' and similar directives in /etc/ and its sub-directories.
I'm a Debian person, though, sorry.
Might run this in ~/.config/ too.
 

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Iirc, cinnamon hides a lot of configuration, just like gnome. It really irks me that I have to open up their version of the winblows registry just to change some setting they decided doesn't require a switch in the UI...


Might run this in ~/.config/ too.

Just like Gnome? Oh come one, get real, this setting is clearly available in Gnome so this is not even an accurate comparison. Also, I can use dconf.editor or Gnome Tweaks for other things, if I want.
 

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Just like Gnome? Oh come one, get real, this setting is clearly available in Gnome so this is not even an accurate comparison. Also, I can use dconf.editor or Gnome Tweaks for other things, if I want.
"Iirc"

Edit: it's been a while since I've used either. They were either buggy, or lacked the configuration I wanted, and I hate having to open up dconf (or whatever I used at the time) to change things. Other DEs have issues too, but I just can't stand that.
 

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Think I'm going to load Ubuntu. Thought about going with a Kodi distro but decided I might want to do other stuff later on Box in question is an Intel NUC with a i5, 16GB of ram and a 256GB M2 HD so it's plenty capable.
 

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Think I'm going to load Ubuntu. Thought about going with a Kodi distro but decided I might want to do other stuff later on Box in question is an Intel NUC with a i5, 16GB of ram and a 256GB M2 HD so it's plenty capable.
Why not just change the DE? Sounds like your issue is likely in the options Cinnamon is offering you. Try XFCE in mint and see if the problem is persistent.
 

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"Iirc"

Edit: it's been a while since I've used either. They were either buggy, or lacked the configuration I wanted, and I hate having to open up dconf (or whatever I used at the time) to change things. Other DEs have issues too, but I just can't stand that.

I think I used Dconf for two things, to make the activities bar more transparent and to hide the mounted drives icons, that is it. I think I used GNome tweaks just because. In fact, I am not looking forward to the GNome 40, because I prefer GNome as it is now in Ubuntu.
 

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Mint looks nice, but its polish is very very rough. Keyboard settings are bitch as well. I don't have a list, but if I wrote the minor issues down it would be a decent list. Next upgrade on my system will be back to ubuntu.
 

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Mint looks nice, but its polish is very very rough. Keyboard settings are bitch as well. I don't have a list, but if I wrote the minor issues down it would be a decent list. Next upgrade on my system will be back to ubuntu.

I'm thinking the same. I left Ubuntu about 3 years ago because of insurmountable issues. Time to take another look.
 

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I'm thinking the same. I left Ubuntu about 3 years ago because of insurmountable issues. Time to take another look.
You could also take a look at Pop_OS!. It's based on Ubuntu but tends to have more up to date software (i.e. Kernel and graphics drivers), and doesn't have as many annoyances as Ubuntu in my opinion. The only thing that annoys me about it is that it uses systemd boot instead of GRUB. Makes dual booting more difficult in certain circumstances. Other than that it's pretty awesome. They also will be introducing a new DE of their own soon, so that could be interesting. Hope you get it worked out.
 

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You could also take a look at Pop_OS!. It's based on Ubuntu but tends to have more up to date software (i.e. Kernel and graphics drivers), and doesn't have as many annoyances as Ubuntu in my opinion. The only thing that annoys me about it is that it uses systemd boot instead of GRUB. Makes dual booting more difficult in certain circumstances. Other than that it's pretty awesome. They also will be introducing a new DE of their own soon, so that could be interesting. Hope you get it worked out.

Thanks. Gotta love options. I've downloaded Ubuntu. gonna load it on a spare machine and have a look see tomorrow then go from there. This box will only be running kodi for the time being so I'm sure just about any distro will do. I've been using Mint on my main box for the past 3 years so nsaturally I started with it. But after this auto login fiasco I'm not so sure I want to stick with it even on my main box.
 

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Think I'm going to load Ubuntu. Thought about going with a Kodi distro but decided I might want to do other stuff later on Box in question is an Intel NUC with a i5, 16GB of ram and a 256GB M2 HD so it's plenty capable.
I have warned about Mint numerous times. It's a bit like Windows of linux world. Made noob friendly but brings a load of problems usually that the more basic distros lack.

I'm a fan of Ubuntu Mate personally.
 

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I second the notion to just go with another distro.

I have been a Pop OS user for about 2 years now. I really like it. The other one I have enjoyed has been Manjaro.
Something to at least try out before going back to a windows environment.
 

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Yah but I refered to shell in my post, kinda trying to hint towards what michalrz posted.

Of course things change in desktop environments but tools like grep have been available for decades.

If you're using Linux expecting it to be windows you're going to be disappointed
 

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As fast as Linux changes that's easier said than done. What you learn today doesn't always work tomorrow.
Incorrect in many ways. Sure things progress but when you learn the idea, you're golden.

The original statement 'they're all the same' doesn't hold water however. There are fundamental differences in how for example Debian based distros work versus the Red Hat ones etc. Config files and locations are often different and so are the requirements.
 

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Yah but I refered to shell in my post, kinda trying to hint towards what michalrz posted.

Of course things change in desktop environments but tools like grep have been available for decades.

If you're using Linux expecting it to be windows you're going to be disappointed

No one here, including the OP, expected it to be Windows. However, something as simple as disabling the auto login not existing on the Linux Mint distro he is using is a major issue.

Yeah, I guess I was wrong, people are expecting Linux to be Windows. The problem is, for me, I never compare one OS to another and therefore, never think in those terms.
 
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Manjaro + KDE here, it's worked like a champ since I switched to it from KDE Neon. No real complaints about Neon when I used it either.
 

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Manjaro + KDE here, it's worked like a champ since I switched to it from KDE Neon. No real complaints about Neon when I used it either.
I hear of Manjaro often. How is it for compatibility compared to Ubuntu?

Is Manjaro debian?
 

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I hear of Manjaro often. How is it for compatibility compared to Ubuntu?

Is Manjaro debian?
Comparability is pretty decent.

It's based on Arch. It allows for a lot of control, but I had pretty good "out of the box" experiences.
 

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Compat

Comparability is pretty decent.

It's based on Arch. It allows for a lot of control, but I had pretty good "out of the box" experiences.
Arch scares me. If I end up going to a different underpinning it would be like starting over I think.
 

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Manjaro is pretty cool, don't be afraid to peak at it. If you don't like it, thats cool.

It was easy to set up, and steam worked well out of the box, as did most of the windows programs I threw at it.

If it weren't for Pop OS, I would be on Manjaro.
 

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Manjaro is pretty cool, don't be afraid to peak at it. If you don't like it, thats cool.

It was easy to set up, and steam worked well out of the box, as did most of the windows programs I threw at it.

If it weren't for Pop OS, I would be on Manjaro.
I ran pop OS on a DCing machine for a while and it was the only machine with issues randomly. Would send me to the login screen randomly, not allow me to log back in until I killed ubiquity and reloaded it.. it was weird.


 

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Just loaded Ubuntu. Haven't looked at it in some time. JGDDFC, what a gawd aweful desktop environment. Makes Windows 10 look sweet. What the hell were they thinking? All their users were toddlers just off the short bus? Gonna try a few alternatives but already not liking the attempts to force you to set up your on line accounts, allow the OS to phone home etc. If I was OK with these I'd still be using Windows. I'll give it a chance but this first date sucked. (n)
 

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Just loaded Ubuntu. Haven't looked at it in some time. JGDDFC, what a gawd aweful desktop environment. Makes Windows 10 look sweet. What the hell were they thinking? All their users were toddlers just off the short bus? Gonna try a few alternatives but already not liking the attempts to force you to set up your on line accounts, allow the OS to phone home etc. If I was OK with these I'd still be using Windows. I'll give it a chance but this first date sucked. (n)
I wasn't happen with vanilla Ubuntu or MATE. It's why I always end up back with Mint.
 

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Just loaded Ubuntu. Haven't looked at it in some time. JGDDFC, what a gawd aweful desktop environment. Makes Windows 10 look sweet. What the hell were they thinking? All their users were toddlers just off the short bus? Gonna try a few alternatives but already not liking the attempts to force you to set up your on line accounts, allow the OS to phone home etc. If I was OK with these I'd still be using Windows. I'll give it a chance but this first date sucked. (n)

You are entirely without understanding, in my opinion, when it comes to the Ubuntu DE. If you want Windows, then use Windows, simple as that. You really have no understanding of the availability of the GNome and other DE's that you can choose to use or basically, if I am not using Windows, I am not wanting it to look like Windows, either.

I wasn't happen with vanilla Ubuntu or MATE. It's why I always end up back with Mint.

And way is that, because you preferred a windows type start menu or something? I am so glad I have never tied myself down to just one OS DE or interface and that is why I enjoy computers and OSes. Basically, you would have probably hated the Amiga OS and OS/2 as well, since it was different from Windows.
 

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You are entirely without understanding, in my opinion, when it comes to the Ubuntu DE. If you want Windows, then use Windows, simple as that. You really have no understanding of the availability of the GNome and other DE's that you can choose to use or basically, if I am not using Windows, I am not wanting it to look like Windows, either.



And way is that, because you preferred a windows type start menu or something? I am so glad I have never tied myself down to just one OS DE or interface and that is why I enjoy computers and OSes. Basically, you would have probably hated the Amiga OS and OS/2 as well, since it was different from Windows.
You do realise people can not like a fucking distro without the underlying reason being "it isn't windows", right? You're the toxic asshole that kills new Linux users.
 
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