I did something very similar at least. The profile changes are exactly the same. Just add the contents of this file to the bottom of the ~/.profile file.
The hard part was setting up the system to start this new terminal automatically. I used this to help me out. I only modified one part of that, where I used /sbin/getty instead of /sbin/mingetty
Then edit the second file with your editor of choice (I <3 vim):cp /lib/systemd/system/getty@.service \/etc/systemd/system/autologin@.serviceln -s /etc/systemd/system/autologin@.service \/email@example.com
vi /firstname.lastname@example.orgProtip: Running just "vi !$" might work just as well. !$ is a shortcut for the last argument of the last command run. !! is a shortcut for the entire last command.
Edit the lines starting with ExecStart, Restart, and Alias like so:
ExecStart=-/sbin/getty --autologin root %IAfter saving that file, run these two commands to reload the daemon, and then enable the service.
systemctl daemon-reloadAfter that, reboot and it will run. If you do not want to reboot, you can start it using the following command. I like to reboot it to make sure it's all working.
systemctl enable email@example.com
systemctl start firstname.lastname@example.orgHopefully, everything is working correctly! If not, feel free to comment to ask questions.