After upgrading my Ubuntu to the newest version 13.10, in the login interface, my account does not appear. I can login the guest session. There is also a remote login. I have no place to input my username to login my account. Does anyone have the same problem?


Here is the file lightdm.conf




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Here is the official bug report:


  • Can you give us the content of /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf and add it to your question?
    – MadMike
    Oct 21, 2013 at 15:18
  • Sure, MadMike, I have updated my post. Thanks a lot!
    – Anand
    Oct 21, 2013 at 15:23
  • @Anand Can you login in tty1? Oct 21, 2013 at 15:30
  • yes, i can login in tty1 with either my username or root.
    – Anand
    Oct 21, 2013 at 15:32
  • What is your numeric user ID? By default, the greeter will not show your user entry if your UID is less than 500. Type 'id' at a shell prompt to see your UID.
    – Mox
    Oct 22, 2013 at 19:33

2 Answers 2


Found the solution that worked for me. Because I had installed likewise-open it had told lightdm to hide local users.

open the following file from command line:

sudo nano /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

In the [SeatDefaults] section, there's a line that should say the following:


(mine had gotten changed to true, so all local users weren't being displayed. Rebooted after than and I can see my local users again.


Problem partially solved by login in the tty1 as root and run:

 /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm/lightdm-set-defaults --autologin=USERNAME

and then


See also:


Now after reboot, I am in my account. But if I log out, my account still does not appear in the list.

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