View Full Version : [ubuntu] Configure SDDM to not show name of the last logged-in user

October 3rd, 2018, 03:24 PM

I have installed Ubuntu 18.04 with SDDM on some machines at work. How do I configure it to not show name of the last logged-in user, i.e., so that you always have to type in the username at the login page?

Relevant packages installed:
# dpkg -l|grep sddm
ii kde-config-sddm 4:5.12.6-0ubuntu0.1 amd64 KCM module for SDDM
ii sddm 0.17.0-1ubuntu7 amd64 modern display manager for X11
ii sddm-theme-breeze 4:5.12.6-0ubuntu0.1 amd64 Breeze SDDM theme

I see that the last logged-in username is store as "User=[username]" in "/var/lib/sddm/state.conf".

I have tried to set "RememberLastUser=false" in /etc/sddm.conf but it seems to have no effect because "User=[username]" is still updated in "/var/lib/sddm/state.conf".

Best regards / Eric