Disabling lightdm guest login (was: Re: Upgrade 11.10 to 12.04 Case - Q )

Daniel Brady darthbradysmail at gmail.com
Sun Apr 29 23:25:49 UTC 2012

I agree with you. The "Facebook -> Forum -> mailinglist" method seems very inefficient and redundant. But it does seem to be a growing trend. I know what little bit of Facebook I use, I don't spend much if any time in the Lubuntu page. I'd rather go straight to the forums/mailing list/launchpad - depending on which one I see as the most efficient and necessary. If I do visit the Facebook page I usually respond to questions with "you should try visiting the Forums, you may find much better help there". I think the reason for this explains itself. 

I see Facebook and similar platforms as a great way to get the word out there about Lubuntu. With that being said I don't think cluttering it with problems/bugs/etc is a great way to represent our wonderful OS. And as I mentioned above, it's just not efficient compared to better methods already in place to resolve issues. 

I know we can't stop the public from using Facebook for such things, but perhaps we could help cut it down a little by referring them to the Forums, etc; when users have an issue.

Just wanted to share that opinion and see what other ideas may spawn from doing so ;)

Daniel Brady (iPhone)
darthbradysmail at gmail.com

On Apr 29, 2012, at 4:57 PM, Jonathan Marsden <jmarsden at fastmail.fm> wrote:

> On 04/29/2012 12:31 PM, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
>> Started from here:
>> https://www.facebook.com/Lubuntu.Official.Page/posts/372426912792390?notif_t=feed_comment
>> Now, it's a thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1968961
> Facebook -> Forum -> mailinglist?
> This kind of "cross-posting" from one support medium to another to
> another does not seem to me to be efficient, appropriate or scalable.  I
> trust the Lubuntu support team will soon provide clear guidance on how
> to avoid this, so every question the Facebook folks can't answer doesn't
> then get recreated in forums, and then if the forum folks can't answer,
> recreated again in the mailing list, and then if that doesn't provide an
> answer, recreated yet again  in Launchpad?  This is clearly a rather
> inefficient way to handle Lubuntu support.  We can do better.
> My suggestion would be that if the team handling support in any one
> medium (IRC, mailing list, forums, Facebook, ...) is unable to answer a
> question or solve an issue, the person asking for assistance should be
> pointed directly to Launchpad (where they should create either a bug
> report, or a question for "Launchpad Answers", depending on the nature
> of the original question/issue).
> A more meaningful Subject line would also have been good... this is not
> an upgrade-related question at all, and what "Case - Q" is I have no
> idea.  Are there "Case - A" through "Case - P" items elsewhere??
> Nevertheless, I will answer one small part of the poster's questions,
> how to disable the guest login facility.  Open LXTerminal, and in a
> shell there run the command
>  echo allow-guest=false |sudo tee -a /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
> which adds one line (allow-guest=false) to the end of that file.
> After this, restarting lightdm will result in a lightdm greeter screen
> without the Guest Login menu option.
> Jonathan
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