I am new to the forums and Linux in general. I am currently running Debian Wheezy with the GUI enable. For administrative purposes and other related tasks, I want to discontinue the use of the default user account "pi". Additionally, I would like to autologin a newly create user to the GUI desktop.
I created a new user and enabled sudo rights via the sudo visudo command and I commented out the "pi" user account line.
SomeUSER ALL=(ALL) NOPASSWD: ALL
I edited this file "/etc/inittab" to include the new user
1:2345:respawn:/sbin/getty --autologin SomeUser --noclear tty1
I edited this file "/etc/passwd" and change the "pi" user to the new user. This change seems to prevent the GUI desktop from loading.
What am I doing wrong that is not allowing the newly created user to autologin to the GUI desktop?