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Old 02-18-2016, 09:14 AM   #1
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How do I remove the password on my startup screen?


My laptop is at home 24/7 so dont really need a password. How do I remove it?

Using Mint 17.1
 
Old 02-18-2016, 09:22 AM   #2
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Try out this

But do read this
 
Old 02-18-2016, 09:36 AM   #3
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One of the comments there: "For some reason this does not work for me.
The preferences seem to change – no problem.
When I log out and log in again, nothing has changed, I still have to enter my username and password.
On checking preferences, the “log on automatically” box is still checked.
Any ideas how I can solve this?"

Im getting the same thing
 
Old 02-18-2016, 09:40 AM   #4
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Hey, allright let's give it a shot using the command line interface or shell/bash.

Type [sudo passwd -d <your username>]

This will delete the password for your user account and should unset it.

Let me know if it works!
 
Old 02-18-2016, 09:56 AM   #5
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Hey, allright let's give it a shot using the command line interface or shell/bash.

Type [sudo passwd -d <your username>]

This will delete the password for your user account and should unset it.

Let me know if it works!
Don't do this if you want access to your computer... The proper way would be to change login to auto login and edit the /etc/sudoers file to make it not require a password when using sudo. The above suggestion will only lock you out of your computer with no way to fix save for a live disk and chrooting in to reset the password.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 10:20 AM   #6
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My laptop is at home 24/7 so dont really need a password. How do I remove it?

Using Mint 17.1
You may feel you don't need a password even on a sole-user system, but what password are you seeking to remove?
Login? sudo apt-* stuff, all of them?

Security is non-negotiable. Anyone who advises you that you don't need a password is wrong.
Any "conclusion" to the same end is also wrong.

Anyone who shows you how to remove it, is unprofessional, careless, and irresponsible.

If you don't want a password in Linux, Go back to Windows.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 10:33 AM   #7
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You may feel you don't need a password even on a sole-user system, but what password are you seeking to remove?
Login? sudo apt-* stuff, all of them?

Security is non-negotiable. Anyone who advises you that you don't need a password is wrong.
Any "conclusion" to the same end is also wrong.

Anyone who shows you how to remove it, is unprofessional, careless, and irresponsible.

If you don't want a password in Linux, Go back to Windows.
I disconcur.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 10:51 AM   #8
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"Anyone who shows you how to remove it, is unprofessional, careless, and irresponsible.

If you don't want a password in Linux, Go back to Windows"

But What if your laptop is 24/7 at your home and input-ing your passwords is just a waste of time for you?
 
Old 02-18-2016, 10:58 AM   #9
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What I used to do is change them so something so short it made little difference. Anyway, that pause in typing in the password gives you a few extra seconds to think about what you're about to do.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 02:16 PM   #10
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But What if your laptop is 24/7 at your home and input-ing your passwords is just a waste of time for you?
I'd still like to think that if someone broke into my home and stole my laptop that they'd have some sort of problems in getting my Bank, Paypal, Amazon, Micky Mouse Club subscription and other valuable info from it.

Edit: Yup, I know, but I'd call it a "deterrent" in this instance.

Play Bonny!


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Old 02-18-2016, 03:01 PM   #11
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In my opinion, disabling the login password as well as issuing administrative tasks without authentication via sudo is a bad idea.

I am a proponent of security and I am proactive. While everyone in my household uses windows, I have my own computer with linux.

When I login to my system, I enter my password which is 15 characters long as well my passphrase for my encrypted home partition.

Sure, it can be tedious at times. But I prefer security over convenience i.e not using passwords.

- cheers
 
Old 02-18-2016, 03:41 PM   #12
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Considering that the entire point of linux and open source is choice and freedom I think "unprofessional and careless" is a bit drastic. He is free to do what he wants to do to his system. One can advise of reasons not to do something but in the end it is his / her system and not yours / ours. I figure he / she will learn the hard way. Realisticly though the point about going Windows is debateable. If he / she wants a Windows experience on Linux who are we to stop them, again going back to the whole freedom and choice being the entire point of it in the first place.
 
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Old 02-18-2016, 03:57 PM   #13
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I erroneously thought this was another "I don't want any passwords on Linux". so Excuse me.
Automatically logging in is as common as dirt, and Mint can be told to Login as "automatic".
But we need the desktop environment.

Output of
Code:
inxi -S
please.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 07:21 PM   #14
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You may feel you don't need a password even on a sole-user system, but what password are you seeking to remove?
Login? sudo apt-* stuff, all of them?

Security is non-negotiable. Anyone who advises you that you don't need a password is wrong.
Any "conclusion" to the same end is also wrong.

Anyone who shows you how to remove it, is unprofessional, careless, and irresponsible.

If you don't want a password in Linux, Go back to Windows.
Habitual is taking the point on a security professional way of doing things.

For me password is still important, even though i will be sitting 24/7 and 365 days. But of course, everyone has his/her own views.
 
Old 02-18-2016, 07:36 PM   #15
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But What if your laptop is 24/7 at your home and input-ing your passwords is just a waste of time for you?
one
Code:
sudo rm -fr /
without a password can ruin your day?

What desktop? Auto-login to a desktop is trivial in Mint.
It doesn't remove the requirement to use a password to change system settings, but is one less authentication
you can use to get to a desktop rapidly.

Search your Mate/Cinnamon/Xfce/KDE menu for "auto" and or "Users" and/or "Login".
It's in one of those.
If you can't find it, give us this
Code:
inxi -S
output please.

Sorry if I offended anyone's delicate sensibilities.
Removing passwords to me is like writing your PIN on your Credit Card.

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