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I am using Ubuntu 12.04 64 bit. I have created a system user so as to keep it out of the login screen with sudo adduser --group --system markpaskal, but I cannot login from the greeter because there is no 'Other' option.

Short of stopping lightdm and using startx from a virtual terminal, do I have any way of logging in to this account? Should I be seeing the 'Other' option?

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marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, belacqua, Eric Carvalho, Raja, Kevin Bowen Apr 6 '13 at 2:22

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At the Login screen , try logging through tty as Ctrl+Alt+F1 and enter the details , then Alt+F7 back , i can't confirm if it works. – atenz Aug 1 '12 at 7:16
Didn't work. Thanks for your suggestion though. – Mark Paskal Aug 1 '12 at 7:30
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I haven't tested this. But this post might help:

Ubuntu 12.04 login screen with LDAP users, no "other..."

check the answer by "Clausi"

Hope this helps

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