I want to auto login to the terminal after boot (Jessie).

I tried the instructions here (http://elinux.org/RPi_Debian_Auto_Login), but it didn't work. I think the problem is the new systemd init structure in Jessie.

So, is there any method to auto login to the terminal in Jessie !?


3 Answers 3


Enter the command sudo raspi-config. Scroll down to Boot Options and select Console Autologin. Then exit the configuration menu and reboot.

  • @Hack-R this answer is over a year old. When I wrote it, there was no intermediate screen. Feel free to edit it and add the new menu. Commented Feb 12, 2018 at 20:41
  • This action should be used with prudence (if you have removed the pi user probably you will have issues like this: raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/questions/64189/…) Commented Mar 17, 2018 at 8:33

I found this, the only thing that worked for me.

Automatic Login for LightDM

Open the terminal and make first a backup of the file we are going to edit:

su - 
gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.back

Edit now this file:

gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf


nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

Uncomment these two lines:


Replace USERNAME with your own username. Save the file and exit. Run now this command so that changes are taken into effect:

dpkg-reconfigure lightdm 

Look at this question, it shows how to enable and disable autologin, both for the GUI and the command-line; raspi-config also does it.

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