how do I eliminate the guest account in Xubuntu 11.10?

Asked by Ron Meek on 2011-10-18

Guest account can't be eliminated. tried commenting out passwd, shadow, and (I think) group entries. didn't work. don't want unauthorized users. Also tried userdel -r. What's up with the guest account anyway? even windows starts it disabled mode. . If I want someone to use the system, I'll create a user for them. Perhaps there should be a way to create something like a guest account, but it shouldn'be there by default. Thank you for your assistance.

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What is the output of:

dpkg -l | grep dm; lsb_release -a


Ron Meek (ron-in-calgary) said : #2

ii bsdmainutils 8.2.3 collection of more utilities from FreeBSD
ii dmidecode 2.9-1.2build1 Dump Desktop Management Interface data
ii dmsetup 2:1.02.48-4ubuntu3 The Linux Kernel Device Mapper userspace library
ii dmz-cursor-theme 0.4.3 Style neutral, scalable cursor theme
ii gnome-time-admin 2.32.0-0ubuntu8 GNOME Time Administration Tool
ii iptables 1.4.10-1ubuntu1 administration tools for packet filtering and NAT
ii libcrypt-passwdmd5-perl 1.3-9 interoperable MD5-based crypt() for perl
ii liblightdm-gobject-1-0 1.0.1-0ubuntu6 LightDM GObject client library
ii libloudmouth1-0 1.4.3-7 Lightweight C Jabber library
ii libquadmath0 4.6.1-9ubuntu3 GCC Quad-Precision Math Library
ii libwildmidi1 software MIDI player library
ii libxdmcp6 1:1.1.0-3 X11 Display Manager Control Protocol library
ii lightdm 1.0.1-0ubuntu6 Display Manager
ii lightdm-gtk-greeter 1.0.1-0ubuntu6 LightDM GTK+ Greeter
ii passwd 1: change and administer password and group data
ii policykit-1 0.102-1 framework for managing administrative policies and privileges
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 11.10
Release: 11.10
Codename: oneiric

Ron Meek (ron-in-calgary) said : #4

wonderful. thank you very very much. wish i'd asked earlier. would have saved me a ton of time. strange my original question didn't bring that up, or maybe i just missed it. downloaded and installed vim to do it. and that's a great addition too. again, thanks.