Howto: Hide / Disable Remote Login Option from Login Screen Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal | 13.04 | 13.10


Just Install Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and Feel to share this how to very quickly with all of you guys.

This Howto Will work for Ubuntu 13.04  and Ubuntu 13.10.

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This post will guide you How to Hide Users List from Login Screen in Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal and you can use the same with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin.

There was window called “Remote Login” which gives you facilitiy to login with Online Account. Same like me few users will never wants this option so if they want to disable it for those i have shared this howto.

If you have the same problem or confusion this post is your friend.


1) You have to be root to perform this how-to.
If you are not root then be root by executing following command :-
ubuntu-11.10@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~$ sudo su – ( Single Hyphen )

2) First of all Please take backup of original file, execute following command :-
root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~# cp -p /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.orig

3) Now Open /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf, Execute Following command :-
root@tejas-barot-linux-ahmedabad:~# vi /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf

4)Now Please enter following line to [SeatDefaults] Selection:-


For Example your /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf should look like below :-

Now Save and Exit from file. ( ESC and :wq )

5) Now reboot Ubuntu 12.10 Quantal Quetzal/Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Precise Pangolin, You will not able to see any user on Login screen/Window

I hope this will helps you all.

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