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Good day,

Does anyone know how to modify the login screen so that users are required to type their username along with their password?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 with all default settings

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Have you tried adding User accounts in System setting? – stephenmyall Jul 2 '12 at 11:20
I will be using a mix of ldap users and local users so just want the ability for users to just type their name rather than select from a list – Jan Geep Jul 2 '12 at 12:18
I have seen this question answered before here, i will have a look for the link. – stephenmyall Jul 2 '12 at 14:16
up vote 6 down vote accepted

You need three settings to get exactly what you want:

greeter-show-manual-login = true
greeter-hide-users = true
allow-guest = false
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Well I've found one option that seems to work partially

add greeter-show-manual-login = true to /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and then reboot.

It still shows local accounts which is not ideal but does allow me to log in with ldap user accounts now.

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If you are using Kubuntu, the above does NOT work due to a bug in the kde greeter

Create this file: /etc/lightdm/lightdm-kde-greeter.conf and include the following contents.

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