I am trying to hide certain user names from the the lightdm login screen (Ubuntu 11.10) I have found a work round by messing with uid's. In getting this solution I have found in my /etc/passwd file a user name ending in $ sign,what does this mean?
If you are running Samba in domain controller mode (NT4), usernames ending with a "$" usually mean a (Windows) machine account joined to the domain.
Samba uses this to distinguish machine accounts from user accounts.
Can you past an example ? My guess with your user name would be a typo.
At any rate, to hide users in lightdm, edit
To hide only some users add to the "hidden-users" line
Users are separated by a space ;)
To hide all users use
As it turns out , there is a bug in lightdm such that it does not honor those settings in 11.10 or 12.04
While you are there, add yourself to the "affects me too"
You can , however, work around this by editing