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    Auto root login - how to?

    Hi Forum I am trying to figure out how to auto login with root on my kali install.

    I have tried this:

    gedit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf

    [daemon]

    # Enabling automatic login
    AutomaticLoginEnable = true
    AutomaticLogin = root

    But it doesn't auto login. I didn't think it would anyway as I havent told it what password to use anywhere.

    Can someone advise me what I am missing please?

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    After "researching" for half a day here is how to auto login in 2020.1 version

    nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf # and add these lines in [Seat:*] section

    autologin-user=root
    autologin-user-timeout=o

    nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin #Comment out below line
    #authrequired pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success
    Last edited by CodeX-; 2020-02-19 at 12:15. Reason: Added details

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    How to login as root? I'm not able to login as root on my machine as there was not any option to create an account as root instead i had to create an account with my name during the installation. Please help me. It's very frustrating to use sudo again & again and then enter the passwd evertime! See image what i'm talking about!Screenshot 2020-03-21 02:46:19.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeX- View Post
    After "researching" for half a day here is how to auto login in 2020.1 version

    nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf # and add these lines in [Seat:*] section

    autologin-user=root
    autologin-user-timeout=o

    nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin #Comment out below line
    #authrequired pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success
    Thanks a lot, you saved my day!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hash30 View Post
    How to login as root? I'm not able to login as root on my machine as there was not any option to create an account as root instead i had to create an account with my name during the installation. Please help me. It's very frustrating to use sudo again & again and then enter the passwd evertime! See image what i'm talking about!Screenshot 2020-03-21 02:46:19.jpg
    I get your point, here 2 options:
    1) Activate root user (not recommended if you are going to use it day by day):

    Issue command ?sudo su?
    <Enter the password for kali user account>
    Issue command ?passwd root?
    <Enter new password and retype that password>
    At this point you can log-off and re log-in or you can just switch the user
    and log in as root.

    2) Give your user privileges to avoid enter the passwrd every time (strongly recommended, the option I use):

    sudo su
    pass for kali
    dpkg-reconfigure kali-grant-root

    This way you only have to write "sudo su" and won't ask you for passwrd.

    I hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CodeX- View Post
    After "researching" for half a day here is how to auto login in 2020.1 version

    nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf # and add these lines in [Seat:*] section

    autologin-user=root
    autologin-user-timeout=o

    nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin #Comment out below line
    #authrequired pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success
    Thanks! You saved my day with this

  7. #7
    root@kali:~# gedit/etc/
    bash: gedit/etc/: No such file or directory
    root@kali:~# gedit/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf
    bash: gedit/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf: No such file or directory
    root@kali:~# gedit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf
    bash: gedit: command not found
    root@kali:~# nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    bash: nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: No such file or directory
    root@kali:~# gedit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf
    bash: gedit: command not found
    root@kali:~#
    root@kali:~# [daemon]
    bash: [daemon]: command not found
    root@kali:~# # Enabling automatic login
    root@kali:~# AutomaticLoginEnable = true
    bash: AutomaticLoginEnable: command not found
    root@kali:~# AutomaticLogin = root
    bash: AutomaticLogin: command not found
    root@kali:~# AutomaticLogin = root
    bash: AutomaticLogin: command not found
    root@kali:~# gedit usr/etc
    bash: gedit: command not found
    root@kali:~# gedit usr/etc/
    bash: gedit: command not found
    root@kali:~# gedit/ usr/etc/
    bash: gedit/: No such file or directory
    root@kali:~# gedit
    bash: gedit: command not found
    root@kali:~# nano
    root@kali:~# nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf # and add these lines in [Seat:*] section
    bash: nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf: No such file or directory
    root@kali:~# nano
    root@kali:~# nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin
    bash: nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin: No such file or directory
    root@kali:~# ^C
    root@kali:~#


    ------i have tried, gedit, leafpad, etc
    i cant still find that daemon.conf T_T

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    Quote Originally Posted by latentlust214 View Post
    root@kali:~#gedit/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf
    bash: gedit/etc/gdm3/daemon.conf: No such file or directory
    You are missing a space between "gedit" and "/etc/..."


    Quote Originally Posted by latentlust214 View Post
    AutomaticLoginEnable = true
    bash: AutomaticLoginEnable: command not found
    I suppose you accidently copied and pasted something into your terminal window?



    Quote Originally Posted by latentlust214 View Post
    root@kali:~# nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin
    bash: nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin: No such file or directory
    Missing space again

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    My lightdm-autologin file looks different

    Quote Originally Posted by CodeX- View Post
    After "researching" for half a day here is how to auto login in 2020.1 version

    nano/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf # and add these lines in [Seat:*] section

    autologin-user=root
    autologin-user-timeout=o

    nano/etc/pam.d/lightdm-autologin #Comment out below line
    #authrequired pam_succeed_if.so user != root quiet_success
    I don't have the line referenced above in my lightdm-autologin (see screen shot). I only have auth required pam_permit.so. I tried commenting that but it didn't work. Any ideas?

    Screen Shot 2020-11-05 at 10.52.47 AM.jpg

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