Ubuntu – How to make users with UID under 1000 appear in LightDM


I've been trying to set this up, but I can't find a solution. It's neccessary, because the machine Ubuntu is on is a Macbook and needs to have access to the files of the Mac user. Is there any way to get this to work?

Best Answer

Lightdm has the config file /etc/lightdm/users.conf which you can edit to set a minimum UID. The default is 500. It also sets hidden users and certain shells that if a user has are hidden. Try editing that file and restarting lightdm.

hidden-users=nobody nobody4 noaccess
hidden-shells=/bin/false /usr/sbin/nologin
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