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Fingerprint reader malfunction HP dv7

I have an HP Pavilion dv7 with a Validity VFS301 Fingerprint reader. I have tried multiple fingerprint reading software, including Fprint, but all of them give the same problem: It registers that ...
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Sudo is also user login password - why? how to change?

When installing Ubuntu I can create a user with an encrypted folder, what I always do. Now after the installation the login password for this user is also the sudo password. Is that how it should be? ...
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Modifying the Ubuntu login process

I am looking to write an alternative implementation of the Ubuntu login to take advantage of an external device that supplies the login password. What are good pointers to get started? Are there ...
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Fingerprint reader driver for Validity Sensors Fingerprint scanner

prakhar@pr3d4tOr:~$ lsusb -s 001:003 -v Bus 001 Device 003: ID 138a:0018 Validity Sensors, Inc. Fingerprint scanner Couldn't open device, some information will be missing Device Descriptor: bLength ...
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ubuntu 13.10 - not prompted for login at start up

Mostly - oddly not every time - when I reboot, or start up my laptop, I am not prompted for a password; it goes straight into my desktop. I don't like this one bit. There are other users on my laptop, ...
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How do I set a password for guest login? [duplicate]

I'd like to set a password for the guest account. How can I do this? (This question is not answered under the similar question in this forum, see below.) The last time this was asked on this forum ...
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Unable to Disable Automatic Login on 13.10

I have my settings as such, but when I power-on my laptop, it logs me right in, with no prompt. Does anyone else have this problem?
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How to unlock multiple encrypted partitions on boot?

I have two encrypted partitions sharing the same passphrase. I would rather not enter the password twice plus the login password. How can I unlock both partitions at once? Maybe even only enter one ...
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1answer
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USB PAM login with SD Card

I am trying to set up a PAM login token. I want to use an SD card instead of a normal USB flash disk. When I run the pamusb-conf to set up a new device, with the SD card inserted, it says that there ...
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I can not password protect logging into my account

When I start up Ubuntu, I see the login screen. I have my account and a guest account as the choices. When I choose my account by clicking on it, I automatically get logged in with out being required ...
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How do I require Two Factor Authentication to log in?

Running 12.04. I am trying to separate my wrapped-passphrase for my encrypted home folder to require a USB drive be present to login. I followed the instructions here and added the drive to my ...
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Google Authenticator for Desktop (lightdm or gdm plugin)

There has a been a similar question, but that's not exactly what I want. I'd like to know if there is a plugin, or add-on, for lightdm or gdm that allows me to authenticate using my password AND ...
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Elevation issue password always wrong?

ubuntu Newbie - I install OS using one account and then later created a second account made administrator with auto login and no password, then I logged in using new account and deleted old account. ...
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Cannot login to user with encrypted directory

I unknowingly deleted the .ecrypts directory while reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04. I created a default user by the same name while installing the new version. However, I couldn't login to the user after ...
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auto start disk formatting when entering wrong password

I'm thinking of way to protect data from stealing. Is there any way to start auto disk formatting when someone enters wrong password on login? Or when enters specific password which would trigger disk ...
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Where is the username and password stored

Just for my curiosity ,where is the username and associated password is stored in ubuntu? And how it is verified at the login time?
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1answer
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How do I set up USB security key based authentication?

Is it possible to get Ubuntu to lock and unlock itself, if a particular USB stick is attached? For example; I sit down at my laptop; I plug the USB stick in and the system unlocks and presents ...
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1answer
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Certificate logins to servers

I have some ubuntu cloud servers running and has the iptable rules applied on them to allow only few ip addresses to connect via ssh. I know how to generate SSH-key for connecting to server ...
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How to ban an IP temporarily after several incorrect password attempts?

My new server got hacked (sigh). I have physical access to my machine. It seems like the only changes made was a new user account created and a broken /etc/sudoers file. It seems as though the ...
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Why is the automatic login disabled for users with encrypted home?

I've tried to setup an autologin, but that isn't possible, because my home is encrypted. What are the reasons for this? PS. Here I have described my problem: ...