SLiM is an acronym for “Simple Login Manager“.
Lightweight, simple and independent of other desktop environments. Although fully configurable through themes and a file of options. It is especially suited for machines that do not require remote connections.
apt update && apt install slim
Installing slim, with right LightDM setup, you’ll be asked wich do you prefer (slim or lightdm), choose slim.
Theme configuration you can make changes to is: /usr/share/slim/themes/arch-tetra/slim.theme
Theme configuration you can make changes to is:
(root) nano /usr/share/slim/themes/arch-tetra/slim.theme
You can use the command as root:
pkill -KILL -u YOUR_USER [will immediately appear slim and log in.
To automatically connect to MATE session with SLiM we open the /etc/slim.conf configuration file in the terminal:
(root) nano /etc/slim.conf
We’re looking for the lines
# default user, leave blank or remove this line
# for avoid pre-loading the username.
#default_user simone [uncomment and set to your_user
# Focus the password field on start when default_user is set
# Set to “yes” to enable this feature
# Automatically login the default user (without entering
# the password. Set to “yes” to enable this feature
#auto_login no [uncomment and set to yes
[CTRL]+[x] to save, confirm with y then [Enter] to exit.
Logoff then autologin should be functional.