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    Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    Hi All,

    I can't enable a password login on boot up. When I log out/switch users it prompts me for a password but never on boot up. I don't even have the option to login with password when changing my password from the "User Accounts" menu. Please let me know if you have any ideas, thanks!

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by twaddlac View Post
    Hi All,

    I can't enable a password login on boot up. When I log out/switch users it prompts me for a password but never on boot up. I don't even have the option to login with password when changing my password from the "User Accounts" menu. Please let me know if you have any ideas, thanks!
    open user accounts , click at unlock at right top of user accounts . then click your account and then disable automatic login(switch it to OFF) .
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    Raja

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    Hi Raja,

    Thanks for the info but unfortunately that switch is turned off. When I go to change my password I have three options from the dropdown box:

    1) Set a Password Now
    2) Login Without a Password
    3) Disable this Account

    Currently I have "Set a Password Now" selected (and has been for the entirety of my account).

    I'm also dual-booting with Windows 7 in case that can have an effect.

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    Quote Originally Posted by twaddlac View Post
    Hi Raja,

    Thanks for the info but unfortunately that switch is turned off. When I go to change my password I have three options from the dropdown box:

    1) Set a Password Now
    2) Login Without a Password
    3) Disable this Account

    Currently I have "Set a Password Now" selected (and has been for the entirety of my account).

    I'm also dual-booting with Windows 7 in case that can have an effect.
    whats the status of 2nd option ? say no to it .
    Raja

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    I have deselected that; it's a drop-down box so you can only choose one, and selecting it does not give way to any other options.

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    could you give me the output of this command , do it in terminal .
    Code:
    cat /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
    thank you .
    Raja

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    Code:
    [SeatDefaults]
    greeter-session=unity-greeter
    user-session=ubuntu

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    Does that help or do you need more information?

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    Re: Can't Enable Password Login 11.10

    Hope I'm not too late
    I had the same problem and here's how to fix it
    first: make a another admin account and yes you want it to an admin so that you can edit your account in the later processes
    then then you login to your new admin account upon that go to the account settings
    afterwards pick the "Disable this Account" option for your own (primary) account. don't worry account will intact
    then re-enable your own account pick a password of your choice
    and you're done
    also for the 12.04 password restrictions try this:
    Code:
    sudo passwd (youraccountname)
    like resetting a password but no root-user reboot remount action
    be wary that you will not get any visual feedback while entering your new password
    have a nice Ubuntu
    Last edited by Runoono; February 2nd, 2013 at 11:06 PM. Reason: dem typos

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