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I tried to create a new user in 12.04 using the "Users menu", but although the user guest has been created, I never got asked a password. So when I logout and try to login as guest, I get asked a password which I don't know. How can I solve this?

Simply hitting Enter when asked for the password won't be accepted as a valid password.

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up vote 5 down vote accepted

Go to "user account" again, select the newly created user and and under login options, next to password, click on "account disabled" to setup a password.

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Excellent, I didn't see that the menu was clickable. – 719016 May 5 '12 at 16:39
indeed, what a horrible GUI ! – Damien May 16 '12 at 8:41

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