Weird Login Problem

Liam Proven lproven at
Mon May 18 17:21:34 UTC 2015

On 17 May 2015 at 17:34, Amichai Rotman <amichai at> wrote:
> I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a friend's laptop and chose to auto login.
> The weird thing is, that once every few  (10-20) logins he gets the logon
> screen asking for his password.
> He is in his 70's and his memory is not what it used to be. No matter what I
> set as a password, he forgets, and forgets where he wrote it down...
> Why does it happen, and do I prevent it?
> Thanks!

I find Ubuntu 14.04 drives the fingerprint reader on my Thinkpad X201
remarkably well. It's not perfect but it usually works.

A USB fingerprint reader might help?

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