How are Users listed on Login Screen 12.04?

Asked by Wesley Michael on 2012-08-24

How are users chosen to be listed on the login screen in 12.04? I have assigned a password to the root user and there are times that I want to log in as root, but it isn't a choice, just my user id. In 10.04 I could specify that I wanted to log in as root.

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Its not supported, advised or needed. LightDM is also configured to not allow root login. If you want a root console just run:

sudo -i

Well, I wouldn't say that it isn't needed as I have needed it. There are times when I want to log onto the machine as the root user so that there are no other users on the machine. This allows me to perform some functions that I need to do.

But, most of all, it's my machine! I get do decide how it's used and configured.

So, anyway, after doing a search on configuring LightDM, I found that all I needed to do was add this line:


To the /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf file and reboot.