I have a Manjaro running on VirtualBox. Until recently, the system booted to my personal desktop without requiring a login. In the early days of this January I ran a long list of updates that were offered at that time. All seemed well. A message said that the system needed a reboot for the updates to become effective. I clicked the button “restart now”. After the restart, I got my personal desktop as before.
But then, I shut down the machine. When I restarted it later, I no longer got my desktop, but a login box asking for my password. After typing it in, I finally was on my desktop.
But why this change? I find it annoying having to type in my password after every boot. Is something broken? How can I get back to the old behavior of an auto login?
I will warmly welcome any advice, but please consider: I’m not familiar with Manjaro internals.