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Recently I have updated ubuntu 14.04, due to this activity my guest session got disabled. I want to know how to enable the guest session

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    You tagged this with ubuntu-touch, but doesn't seem to have anything to do with Ubuntu on a phone? Also which login manager are you using?
    – dobey
    Dec 1 '17 at 20:06
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As @dobey stated, it depends on the login manager. However, I will assume that you are using the default (which is lightdm) and that you are accessing a personal computer graphically (as opposed to some server through ssh).

Use the command (or some equivalent) gksudo gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf. Assuming this file exists, it should look something like:

[SeatDefaults]
user-session=ubuntu
greeter-session=unity-greeter
allow-guest=false

There may be additional lines if other settings have been changed. For example, mine is:

[SeatDefaults]
user-session=ubuntu
greeter-session=unity-greeter
allow-guest=false
greeter-show-manual-login=true
greeter-hide-users=true
autologin-user=ashum02

Find the line beginning with allow-guest=. If it is commented-out (although it shouldn't be), uncomment it. Then make sure it is set to true.

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