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Old 04-15-2009, 09:07 AM   #1
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I wish to disable the password prompt in Ubuntu 8.10


Hi As I am the only user of my computer I dont wish to be continually asked for a password. (a Vista failing in my book) please how do I disable this annoyance. I am a complete newbie to Linux so I need precise instructions please - many thanx in anticipation

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Old 04-15-2009, 09:19 AM   #2
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You can set this in the configuration of your login manager
 
Old 04-15-2009, 10:06 AM   #3
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edit this file as root /etc/gdm/gdm.conf

Change these two lines:
AutomaticLoginEnable=false
AutomaticLogin=
 
Old 04-15-2009, 10:36 AM   #4
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thankyou nixtutor - unfortunately I have no idea what the instruction 'edit this file as root etc/gdm/gdm/conf' means or indeed how to do it.
 
Old 04-15-2009, 10:42 AM   #5
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If you use Gnome:

Code:
system => administration => login window
BTW, what ditribution?
 
Old 04-15-2009, 10:52 AM   #6
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thankyou nixtutor - unfortunately I have no idea what the instruction 'edit this file as root etc/gdm/gdm/conf' means or indeed how to do it.
The typical method would be to open a terminal (from the menus, or using ctl-alt-F1 (or F2)).

To "run as root" in Ubuntu, you need to use "sudo" or you need to enable the root login.

Suppose you are going to use gedit to edit the file....Enter:
"sudo gedit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf"

Note gdm.conf, not gdm/conf
 
Old 04-15-2009, 11:10 AM   #7
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Thanx Pixellany - I can follow that :-)
 
  


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