We are preferring Icewm as WM but unfortunately the default Display Manager XDM doesn't allow auto-login.

On our SLED 11 SP3 setup we have edited /etc/inittab and disabled DM.
However as far as I understand the recommended setup is to use a DM and I have always thought of this workaround as a bit of a hack.

So now with SLE 12 and a new systemd based way to setup this up anyway, I would like to know if there is a recommended way to setup auto-login for Icewm, without using GDM and all that comes with it.

I would like to setup as clean a SLE 12 system as possible and I can't find a lightweight DM in the SLE 12 repos that allow auto-login.

Thank you in advance for any help and feedback on this.

Kind Regards,