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I saved a command that would hide the accounts other than the admin into the lightdm file and it chose to keep an "other" account for which I don't have the password.

I cannot open the terminal from the login so I don't know what to do.

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You can access a terminal by striking CTRL+ALT+F1. Then you can make the changes you need there.

You can even restart the lightdm service afterward with

sudo service lightdm restart

Then re-enter your lightdm session by striking CTRL+ALT+F7

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ok, I got the terminal going but do you know the commands in order to make the login for the accounts visible? should I only delete the last line I added?? thanks again! – Spinz Nov 5 '12 at 20:19
Edit your post and put up the script you added. – Kyle Macey Nov 5 '12 at 20:20

Try this:

sudo /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults --hide-users false
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