don't show usernames

NoOp glgxg at
Thu Nov 8 22:34:35 UTC 2012

On 11/08/2012 10:20 AM, Wes James wrote:
> I have xubuntu 12.04 x32.  Is there a way to not show usernames on the
> login screen.  I looked in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, but that did having
> anything and I looked up the options online, but don't see a way to just
> have a login screen that shows an empty username and password (not a
> dropdown list of users).

$ gksu gedit /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

add this line and save:


Do an Alt-F1, login and then issue:

$ sudo service lightdm restart

Note: if you'd also like to disable the Guest Session login, also add:


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