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Old 05-02-2008, 08:41 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop, without Username & Password

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop, without Username & Password

Is there any way to setup without a Username with no Password?

If not, if I have to have a Username then can it be done with no Password?

I found the solution, Here it is

Go to the "Gnome Control Center" and click on "Login Window" under the "System" group. Click on the "Security" tab and check the "Enable Automatic Login" checbox and enter the name of the user you wish to automatically login upon booting. Click close, and reboot to test.

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Old 05-03-2008, 01:13 PM   #2
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*Bad* Idea

I know you probably think that's not a helpful reply, but I think it's much more helpful than explaining how to do it.
If decide to do it, make sure the default user has as little permissions as possible.
and don't use it to connect to the outside world(internet/wireless).
Old 05-03-2008, 11:22 PM   #3
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I will be the only user at home.

I will be the only user at home. That is why I did not want a user name or password.
Old 05-04-2008, 05:43 AM   #4
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You need a user name because your home directory is listed in /home/user_name. All the hidden .config files are stored in /home/username. Without them you would have problems. I would advise you to use a password also. It is your system though, so do what you want.
Old 05-09-2008, 02:11 AM   #5
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Yes, its called Windows.

In all seriousness just set up a password, its just really bad security practice to not do it. The threat is not just in your home trying to get out, but out on the net trying to get in.
Old 05-10-2008, 01:00 PM   #6
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Exclamation Auto logon

To setup your system to auto log on a user. Goto the System then administration then select login window option. Under here select the security tab the first check box at the top is enable automatic logon.This should do what you want to do. I would just becareful with who has access to that computer and leaving it connected to the internet maybe a bad idea.
Old 05-10-2008, 08:50 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by jakeconnor View Post
I will be the only user at home. That is why I did not want a user name or password.
And that's fine. I've been using 6.06 that way since Sept '06 with no problems. Just make sure Local Administrator (same page) is disabled. You'll still need to provide the admin password for anything to change your system.



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