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Thread: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

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    LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    Hi all

    I have newly installed "ubuntu server" together with "lxde" on my laptop.

    I added some users using the "useradd" command in the shell, which works fine (I can switch to their profile using "su <username>" in the bash).

    In the login-screen however they do not appear. More: When I enter those user names and passwords, the system seams not to know those users. It only accepts me (as installer of the system or as administrator, or or ???).

    Any Ideas how to add a user in lxde to the graphical login manager?

    thanks in advance
    Last edited by phibuntu; March 11th, 2012 at 11:19 PM. Reason: mark as SOLVED

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    I would recommend using 'adduser' instead of 'useradd'.

    'adduser' does the complete job of creating an user.

    Regards.

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    Thanks for your prompt reply, but this was probably only one mistake of several.

    I removed the old users (those which I generatet wich "userad") using "userdel". After that I generated them newly with "adduser".

    There are still only the following "users" in the graphical login dialog:

    * syslog
    * <my - own - admin - username>
    * usbmux daemon

    Any other Ideas?

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    I have just tried the menu item "Preferences -> users and groups" It generates the users also, but remains the same problem in the login screen.

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    Maybe they will appear after rebooting the computer.

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    Nope, I restarted several Times. But thanks for the hint.

    Does anyone know the exact boot process of ubuntu-sever edidion together with lxde?

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    I don't know any graphical interface to add and edit users for lxde. But for xfce there is one, so maybe you can install xfce.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xubuntu-desktop
    It is
    Code:
    users-admin
    which actually belongs to gnome and will be installed with
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
    so it should work if you 'only' install that one. I think that, as long as you don't run gnome, it will not slow down your computer, it only occupies space on the HDD.

    And finally, I have recently installed a desktop system with xfce, added lxde and added a user. That user showed up at login after using users-admin to create it.

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    Thanks, but I already have users-admin installed.
    If I ad the users using "adduser" or with the tool "user-admin" does not make a difference in the login screen.

    It is NOT a problem of adding users. This works fine. They get a home directory, a password which I tested using "su" and "whoami". Everything great.

    The only problem is, that the login screen shows not that what I want. I want to show up the users in the login screen, which are also presentet with "user-admin". But at the moment only myself (admin) and two absolutely nonsense users "syslog" and some "deamon" are in the list.

    Other Ideas?

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    I see. This behaviour is different from the desktop flavours.

    - Maybe some little program or setting (file or entry in file) is missing, and I have no more ideas, what to do.

    - Or maybe a security issue, that regular users are not supposed to log in to the server via the console.

    Let us hope that someone running Ubuntu Server with LXDE will read this and suggest what to do.

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    Re: LXDE (lxdm) how to add users that can be visible in the login screen?

    Yes.

    And probably the tiltel of this thread schould read something like this>

    Ubuntu Server edition. LXDE-Login-Screen shows wired users.

    I will sort out the login procedure of the server edidion. The displayed user-list MUST be stored somewhere....

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