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Why are my user accounts missing from login screen after upgrade to 14.04 from 12.04 ?

Upgraded my 12.04LTS to 14.04 LTS via DVD, choosing the "upgrade" option from the installation options prompt. Since then, in the Login screen, the older user accounts are not visible. They are ...
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Start XBMC Automatically for specific user

This is my first post on Ask Ubuntu and I have only been using Ubuntu as an OS for a week or so. So far, loving is :D But onto the problem. Basically I am wanting to set up a couple of user accounts ...
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How to mount an old /home directory after OS clean re-install?

Before re-installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, I unmounted the /home directory. After a clean re-install, I recreated some of the users and installed the ubuntu-desktop package, then re-mounted the old /home ...
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“ls” is not listing any user's under /home directory in Ubuntu

Am very new to Ubuntu and I got a machine which was used by some one before. Now I don't know how to recover login credentials. I tried to enter to root and tried to see the user names. I used ls ...
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Service account shows up on login screen

I've manually created a service user account on my machine, and I'm surprised to see it on the Unity login screen. I searched this site and I've seen people had problems with this, but in those cases, ...
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2answers
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New Standard user autoloads on boot

I've been using Ubuntu since about v8.09, now running 13.10, but only ever as a single user - and I'm a user, not a programmer or guru. Now I have a new partner who would like to learn to use a ...
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1answer
142 views

HELP! I'm locked out of all Ubuntu accounts

I was using these commands in terminal: sudo apt-get install gksu gksu nautilus I needed to move some files from one account into another & then I wanted to rename some of the accounts. I got ...
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Set logon hours for user accounts [duplicate]

I want to stop a user account from logging in after a specified time. I know how to do this on Windows, but I can't seem to find an a way to do this on Linux.
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Can't login as user after upgrade 12.04 to 13.04 [duplicate]

After upgrade I can't log in. Error message: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/username/.ICEauthority This is on a system with 2 partitions. This installation is on /dev/sda5 type ext4. ...
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signature not found in user keyring, perhaps try the interactive 'ecryptfs-mount-private'

My Ubuntu 13.04 froze while working with the encrypted user account USER1 . I rebooted and since then I cant login to the user account USER1 even with correct password. I login in to user account ...
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1answer
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How do I log out specific sessions?

I have read this these generic instructions to log users out, but I want more detail. When I run the command users I see multiple instances of the same user. IE: Joe Joe Joe Joe Joe How do I know ...
2
votes
1answer
180 views

13.04 - Freezes when login, but not with another user

Until recently, whenever I login into my account, everything freezes after about 5 seconds. But, if I login into another user account, everything works fine. What should I do? Is there any further ...
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1answer
152 views

How to auto add desktop icon for all new likewise-open users

I want to add a desktop icon to the desktop of every user that logs in. The system is connected to Active Directory using LikeWise-open, I don't want to manualy add the desktop icons to every user, ...
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0answers
161 views

Could not update ICEauthority file since upgrading

Since upgrading my laptop to Ubuntu 13.04, my login fails with the above message. I have tried: sudo chown ls user:user /home/user chmode 600 /home/user/.ICEauthority What else can I try to fix ...
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howto set a user account a limited login time

I want to create a user with a limited login time. To be more clear, I want the user account to be able to login for specified time (ie. 1000 clocks), and then the account deactivates. I looked at ...
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hide user from login GUI [duplicate]

If I add a user to hidden-users then they won't show from the GUI user login page? thufir@dur:~$ thufir@dur:~$ cat /etc/lightdm/users.conf # # User accounts configuration # # NOTE: If you have ...
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1answer
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How to enable or disabled a user?

I'm uing ubuntu 12.04 desktop. I have 3 users: user1(administrator), user2(standard) and guest. I wanted to disable user1 and enable user2 which auto logs on with no password but after I did that I ...
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1answer
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Logging in the New Created User Ubuntu12.04 lts

I just created an account with name rashmi and set its password. Then I restarted my system. When I log in to rashmi another screen appears for less than a second and then vanish and again the login ...
3
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1answer
305 views

Delete user files on logout

I have to setup Linux Ubuntu PC, on which when user logout himself, all files on his account have to be deleted, so when next time he logs in, he will have environment like he is never been logged ...
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2answers
260 views

Immediately after login, my 12.04 LTS desktop asks for my password for “Authentication is required to change user data”

I have two Ubuntu 12.04 systems, one a desktop, and the other running as a NIS/NFS server (a desktop with lightdm disabled). When I login, I get the dialog (not error) "Authentication is required to ...
0
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1answer
106 views

12.04 Login gone wrong

I seem to have a fault in the login procedure somewhere. When I boooted up I found that if I selected Guest I could use the computer. If I selected my administrator account I was taken straight to ...
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0answers
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Not able to login to Administrator Account in 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Could not update ICEauthority file /home/me/.ICEauthority I'm using 12.04. It was working fine till now. Suddenly today it happened to stuck/hang. I was writing Python ...
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3answers
761 views

How can I log in to a hidden user?

After some research, i found that you can make specific users hidden by using terminal and changing their ID to below 1000. I've done this for one of my users but now I can't login to that account. My ...
3
votes
1answer
781 views

How to restrict an user to a specific desktop environment

I'm running a more or less standard installation of Ubuntu Precise 12.04 and I am quite satisfied with doing everydays task with Unity desktop environment. When it comes to playing, however, I feel ...
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2answers
384 views

Can't curently log in as user in ubuntu 12.04

After the installation of Ubuntu 12.04 was finished, I was told to reboot my system. When it came backup, and after I logged in on the login screen, nothing happens, like its stuck there. I waited ...
3
votes
4answers
729 views

Multiple Users, Single Workstation, 1 home folder (Can this be achieved, if so how?)

I am setting up a single workstation (kiosk) in my local library for a team of genealogy researchers (approx 12-14). I plan to use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS as the OS. Each user must have a unique user ID ...
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2answers
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Contract-Popup at Login

I want to give my notebook to guests of my little Hotel as an extra service. I love the Ubuntu guest-account and I think that this is the best possible way to help my guests get free internet-access. ...
2
votes
1answer
2k views

Login screen - set default user

On login screen i have two options: my default user (let's say User1) and "Other User". When i work as "Other user" and make "Log out", on logon screen the 'active' one is "Other User". I wish that ...
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I deleted the “/etc/passwd” file and cannot log in

I was trying to change my username and also my home directory (/home/username) and my system started to crash. I deleted the passwd file but I had a backup named passwd_bkp. I tried to rename this ...
4
votes
2answers
160 views

How do I get login statistics?

I want to get a list that shows how many times each user logged in to the system. Something along the lines user1 45 user2 134 user3 200
2
votes
2answers
2k views

useradd seems to have failed in Lubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to add user without useradd command? I am trying to add users in Lubuntu 12.04. I have followed the instructions here which amounts to: $ useradd username $ passwd ...
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12.04 User-account not listed [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: 12.04 User Accounts not listed in System Settings User Accounts After incremental updates from 10.10, to 12.04, go back to gnome rather than Unity, and some ...
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votes
2answers
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How to set Default Unity Login Screen in Ubuntu 12.04 with Differant user background Screens [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I add customized wallpapers so they appear in the dynamic unity greeter? Installed Pangolin 12.04 X64 with 2 users, one user has The default Unity Login Screen ...
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3answers
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Ubuntu 12.04 installation

I thought I would try 12.04 installation on a spare laptop still running 10.04 rather than on my main laptop running on 11.10. I installed 12.04 over rather than clean. Fine… But I cannot login as ...
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2answers
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What are the criteria for a user background to become login background on user selection?

What are the criteria for a user background to become login background on user selection? I'm using 12.04 (beta) having jumped from 10.04, so I don't know whether it's the same with 11.10. Basically ...
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vote
1answer
972 views

Cannot login as guest or create new user

I can't login as a guest. The screen goes to the black screen with blinking cursor for a second then straight back to login scree. I can still log in as myself (administrator) and tried to create a ...
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vote
4answers
5k views

Unable to login to super user from normal user

I have installed ubuntu 11.10 with no problem. But after login as a normal user, I am unable to switch to super user(using "su" command). Its showing "Authentication failure" plz help me..
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votes
2answers
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How to activate User after changing UID with usermod?

Logged in as root and I changed the UID of user 'carmen' via terminal-command usermod -u 502 carmen but now user 'carmen' doesn't show up anymore on the login-screen (where you can choose, which ...
3
votes
1answer
191 views

How do I show recently logged in users in GDM?

All of our machines here access a directory server for most accounts, and have one local account (well, plus all of the standard ones) The login screen only ever shows the one local account ...
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2answers
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How can I give admin permissions to my account? [duplicate]

11.10 has allowed me to (stupidly) remove my admin level login leaving me with only my standard log in. I am no longer able to modify any software, update etc. How can I 'uprate' my user login back ...
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2answers
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How to select which account is logged in at system startup, or none?

I'm helping out some friends with a tiny hospitality business where one desktop computer has some files used by the business in one account "hotel" but it's mostly used by guests for browsing the web ...
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3answers
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Upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10 - My User Do not load

To developers and administration :) I am developer so my work depends on OS on which I work. As additional software I installed Unity2D desktop from repository and OpenBox. A couple a days ago, ...
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1answer
387 views

How to log in into Windows Ubuntu One Client as an restricted Windows User (Windows 7)?

I have generated an account as Windows admin, but now I want to use the client as a restricted user. When I try to login there, it appears only the message "Getting information, please wait..." but ...
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votes
2answers
185 views

How to physically separate partitions for User/Home access on demand?

I'm searching for months (if not years) now for a solution to the following problem: I wish to have a general setup based on the following: PC/Laptop/Notebook/Server with ... 1 (ONE) S-ATA ...
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2answers
409 views

Can I have a single login for multiple machines?

I've got three identical machines for my 3 kids, running Narwhal, but I'd like to replicate the user accounts across all 3 so anyone can login on any machine without me having to create all accounts ...
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vote
1answer
282 views

Why is there a user called CouchDB Administrator on my system?

It's clogging up my GDM login screen. Also, what would happen if I deleted this user?
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1answer
5k views

Force the user to change their password at first login

When I add a new user to my system I set a password and tell it to the new user. If the user doesn't like it, he/she can change it. However in my opinion it is better to force the user to change ...
2
votes
1answer
230 views

No Panels for Other user in xubuntu

My xsession when logged in with other user than myself doesnot show the default two panels. All I get is the desktop with wallpaper. Anyone got any idea what is wrong ? I am using xubuntu 10.04. It ...