There’s couple of ways how to setup auto-login on linux. This one is geeky and not very user-friendly, but might come handy to somebody. This is on Ubuntu Linux 14.04.1/trusty with graphical login/desktop manager (lightdm) disabled.
$ sudo apt-get install mingetty
/etc/init/tty1.conf so that it looks like this:
# tty1 - getty
# This service maintains a getty on tty1 from the point the system is
# started until it is shut down again.
start on stopped rc RUNLEVEL= and (
container CONTAINER=lxc or
stop on runlevel [!2345]
#exec /sbin/getty -8 38400 tty1
exec /sbin/mingetty --autologin <YOUR USERNAME HERE> tty1
The most important part are the last three lines. Change username to what you have.
Edit your ~/.profile and add at the bottom:
if [ -z "$DISPLAY" ] && [ -n "$XDG_VTNR" ] && [ "$XDG_VTNR" -eq 1 ]; then
Reboot and you should end up in your X session.