[SOLVED] Guest logins an option with lightdm + slick-greeter?

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yummi
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[SOLVED] Guest logins an option with lightdm + slick-greeter?

Post by yummi » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:37 pm

I'd like to enable guest logins on a stock LMDE3 system, the kind that are dynamically created and wiped once the guest logs out. Is that an option with the native verisions of lightdm and slick-greeter that ships with LMDE3? The guest-session options appear to be enabled in /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf:

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% grep '^#[a-z].*uest' /etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf
#guest-account-script=guest-account
#greeter-allow-guest=true
#allow-guest=true
#guest-session=
#guest-wrapper=
#autologin-guest=true
and I've got greeter-show-manual-login=true but I don't see "guest" as a selectable option on the login screen. Perhaps slick-greeter just doesn't support guest logins?
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Re: Guest logins an option with lightdm + slick-greeter?

Post by gm10 » Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:45 pm

On LM19 you just have to toggle "Allow guest sessions" in the Login Window app (lightdm-settings). Don't you have that on LMDE3?

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Re: Guest logins an option with lightdm + slick-greeter?

Post by yummi » Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:27 pm

gm10 wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:45 pm
On LM19 you just have to toggle "Allow guest sessions" in the Login Window app (lightdm-settings). Don't you have that on LMDE3?
No, that option apparently isn't displayed in lightdm-settings on LMDE3 . I think I'll try a different greeter to see if the problem lies with slick-greeter which is what i suspect.

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Re: Guest logins an option with lightdm + slick-greeter?

Post by Monsta » Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:01 am

Looks like something is missing in Debian for the guest session to work, so it's disabled in lightdm-settings tool.

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Re: Guest logins an option with lightdm + slick-greeter?

Post by yummi » Sat Oct 06, 2018 4:54 pm

Monsta wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:01 am
Looks like something is missing in Debian for the guest session to work, so it's disabled in lightdm-settings tool.
Ah yes, this seems to be the situation. That's okay, I will make a permanent guest account and do 'chmod 700 /home/*' to prevent browsing of other users, good enough for my needs.

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