I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 desktop. I've created two user accounts, one for admin purposes and the other for standard users. At boot up, I have the option to pick one of the created accounts or select "automatic login." When I select automatic login, it logs me into the admin account. I've double checked that the "don't ask for password" option is not selected on either account.
The only thing unusual that I did was select the "don't ask for password" option during the install, and then later (after the install was complete) decided that's not what I wanted and unchecked it.
I need to accomplish one of two things. Either change it so the auto login applies to the standard user account, or remove the auto login option from the login screen altogether.
My laptop running Ubuntu 10.04 insists on automatically logging me in without asking for my password. The only thing is, I've disabled auto login and it shouldn't be doing that.
When I first boot up Ubuntu all I have to do is select my username, no password required to log in. I want the login screen to prompt me for my password for better security.
Here are the settings I already have:
System - Administration - Login screenSet to "show the screen for choosing who will log in"
System - Administration - Users and GroupsI am the only user I have an Administrator level account "Don't ask for password on login" is unchecked, i.e. it should ask for my password on login. If I create a new user with the same settings, that user gets asked for its password. But I don't.
Surely this should be enough to disable automatic login.
I have enabled automatic login in Lubuntu, and have now added a second user, I want to DISABLE the automatic login, or perhaps change the default login. The usual Ubuntu admin window for this does not appear to be available. Where in the conf files this setting is, and or whether there is a GUI that controls this.
Ubuntu 10.10 x64. So I want to know is there a way to disable the "Remove From Panel" option when in the context menu "Lock To Panel" is selected in Gnome. I have taken a quick look at Ubuntu 11.04 alpha it seems this is a feature set as default, it just annoys me the now and then I will remove applets when I am not intending to do so.
ubuntu 10.04. My computer is left on all the time. My computer's screensaver comes on 10 minutes after last keystroke. Which is fine. However, when I return to use the computer and disengage the screensaver, ubuntu ALWAYS requires my password to continue. How do I stop ubuntu from asking me my password everytime I wake my computer up?
In installation time I leave checked auto log in for the first created user. Now when the machine starts in automatically enter to first user account with the last used desktop environment. In does not prompt for log in, password, and desktop environment choose. When I want a second user, I must log out from the first created, and e log in as second. How can I now disable this option of the auto log in?
I installed Maverick with auto login. One could undo this by reinstalling I suppose, but is there an easier way to get back to the standard form of login?Hopefully that will cause my default key ring to unlock correctly.
Update: Solution posted below. Distro: Kubuntu 10.04 AMD 64. My system automatically mounts USB devices when attached to the system. I have explicitly disabled this function in (KDE) System Settings --> Advanced --> Removable devices. It doesn't matter - as soon as a USB device is plugged in the system mounts it as root.
I need to disable the automatic power-off on shutdown so I can just withdraw the power myself. The reason for this is that the machine should power on itself when it gets power (which is accomplished by Resume on Power Failure in BIOS). I learned that I can turn off ACPI and APM by using the corresponding boot command options. Does this have any negative effect other than disabling standby etc.? Is there another easy to accomplish solution for this problem (maybe using linux from a readonly partition and make sure all programs are closed before I withdraw the power)?
From the GUI, there is an option in the network settings "Automatically obtain DNS information from provider", just wondering how do we set or disable the same option through the command line, which files do we have to modify?
I'm a Fedora user, and recently I switched from KDE to Gnome. Since then I'm experiencing a nerve-wracking problem when I use the right-click. Almost every time when I right-click the result is the automatic selection of the option in the context menu which is at the same level as the cursor. This happens more than 50% of the cases. Is that normal in Gnome or am I the only one that experiences this kind of problem?
I have no idea what happened to my OS(ubuntu10.04).it doesn't give me any option to enter my login name & passwd.i just get a blank(default) login screen.last time when it worked,i was trying to install GTK+2.8,but due to my mistake i deleted glib using cmd (sudo apt-get purge glib)and after that i even tried to launch terminal but it failed to launch.also tried to play media files using vlc but it didn't work.so i tried to restart my os and finally got stuck in the problem.i have no idea what to do,please help.Is there any cmd to see what problem occurred or which package is missing.
I want, when I boot up, to load and log-in automatically a default user. I get a login in screen with the option to login as root, I do not want this. How do disable the option to login to X as root and just load as me/default user?
I'm already aware that you can set automatic login for gdm, which is what i currently have now.
Unfortunately, for some bizarre reason, it doesn't work 100% of the time. I'd say for about every 10 successful auto-logins, I get a case where it just sits at the log-in screen. This is a problem for me because i use it for a specific purpose, and i need Ubuntu to come up as fast as possible, without any user interaction.
So far my only workaround has been to reboot it whenever it does a bad start (where it asks me to log-in) and usually when the PC reboots, it will auto login fine.
I've given up trying to find out why it does that, so i just want the log-in screen gone entirely. I've searched on google and on this site directly, but no one else seems to have this issue.
recently installed Ubuntu Server 10 everything has set up just fine but the only problem i have is to get ubuntu to login automatically. The main reason for this is because i havent got a monitor connected if for whatever reason the server restarts its hanging at the login screen and i cant login via vnc to the desktop. The furthest ive got is for it to say at the login screen next to the name (user logged in). Any Ideas on how to resolve this? or if it is possible?
I have a Live install of ubuntu 10.04 on a USB drive which is really handy. I've changed some things around so it's just how I like it.However, if for example I'm using a computer running windows, and I plug this USB stick in, a popup appears asking me if I want to reformat the drive. I'd much rather not have this appear because an accidental misclick would make me have to do all the work of reinstalling/customizing my USB.
I know how to turn of the popup for a particular machine, but I was wondering if it's possible to deny permissions to format the USB if it's plugged into any computer. Best case scenario would be if you were to plug the usb into any computer and click 'format' you would get a message prompting for a password first (not the one for the computer, one relative to the USB) or something like that.
I am the only user on my laptop so there are somethings that I don't need.I would like to remove the login at start. What do I remove to make it go away? Second one is Keyring. Is it necessary? Can I remove it without causing problems?
I'm looking for an solution to get an automatic authentication and login to my FON hotspot. I did some search on this but I can't find an solution on this. Is there a way to get it work? I'm running on Ubuntu 10.04.
After changing my user's UID number with the "usermod -u" command or otherwise changing the login settings my computer no longer logs in automatically. I can login manually by selecting the "Other" option and manually typing in my user-name and password. However my user-name is gone from the list of users at the login screen or in the Login Screen Settings program.
Other than that my computer seems to function fine. My users details are still listed in "User settings".
I've installed yesterday xmms and now I want to uninstall it. I've done it with yum. When I uninstall it like this: "yum remove xmms", then yum removes this package, but, when I check "yum list | grep xmms" I get full list of other packages like bluecurve-xmms-skin.noarch, gkrellxmms2.x86_64, gxmms2.x86_64 , ...
I want to cleanly remove the xmms, so I should remove all this packages "manually"? Is there a method to check wich packages are not used by any program on my computer and remove them? Or any method to remove all packages with a program automatic?
To enable automatic login, I edited the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file and entereted the following lines:
The automatic login is working but I still see the login box with options to select language. After a delay of few seconds, the system will automatically log me in. I don't know why I see the login window. Is there any way to bypass this window?
I have installed CentOS 5.5 successfully and I have VNC working. This server will be a headless box that will reside in a server rack. I intend to perform any necessary maintenance on the machine remotely though my desktop computer. My problem is that when CentOS is on the login screen, I cannot connect with VNC. Once I have logged into a user account, then I can connect.
I would like the server to automatically login to one of my users each time it boots so that the VNC connection will be opened. Currently I have two users, root and Zachary. I would like the server to automatically login to the user Zachary.
In the CentOS Gnome GUI, when I go into System > Administration > Login Screen, and then click on the Security tab there is an option to "Enable Automatic Login." If you check this box a select form field becomes active; however, there are no user accounts showing in that select field. I tried typing in the user name that I wanted to automatically login, but after closing the screen it clears that username. What am I missing?
I'm setting up a mythTV frontend, so have set up automatic login in GDM, which works perfectly. I've also re-enabled the "kill X server" key combo (ctrl-alt-backspace), as other people here are used to that to restart it if everything goes pear-shaped.
However, the autologin isn't working properly after I kill the X server -- just sits at the login screen, and I have to manually log in.
how to fix that? Essentially, I never want to see the log in screen -- I want it to always log in as my generic MythTV user.
Not sure if it's any help, but here's my /etc/gdm/custom.conf: