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Support => Software & Applications => Topic started by: GEMS on January 30, 2020, 01:04:19 pm

Title: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: GEMS on January 30, 2020, 01:04:19 pm
Greetings,

I installed Pepp 10R on a friends laptop without a hitch. I visited him yesterday and when he boots; the OS goes into a Guest Session. I can't get out of it  in order to boot normally. If I click on the extreme top right icon all I get is suspend or shutdown. How do I fix this??? Thanks in advance.

GEMS.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: spence on January 30, 2020, 01:20:31 pm
You'll need to edit as root:
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/etc/lightdm/lightdm.conf.d/20-peppermint.conf
then set guest session to false so it reads like so:
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[SeatDefaults]
user-session=Peppermint
allow-guest=false
then save the file and reboot. Did you perhaps install PM 10R as an OEM installation?

If this solves your issue, please edit the title of your original post and append [SOLVED] at the end so future users will know this issue was solved
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: GEMS on January 30, 2020, 08:21:07 pm
spence,

OEM? I burned the image to a flash drive. It loads as a practice on the OS. From there I clicked on install. I never see a OEM label for installation.

GEMS.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: clatterfordslim on January 30, 2020, 09:19:36 pm
On the grub screen on USB stick is the option for OEM install. Third one down in the list if memory serves me correctly?
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: GEMS on January 30, 2020, 09:58:18 pm
My apologies you are right. I never noticed the option before. I can tell you that I used the standard install. Will advise as soon as I try the fix on my friends laptop. Thanks for the prompt response.
GEMS.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: spence on January 31, 2020, 03:33:50 pm
If my memory serves me, an OEM install might be best when setting up peppermintOS on other people's computers, for it will prompt them to create their own usernames and set passwords. Thus relieving you of the burden of becoming their full time remember my passwords help desk.

 ;)
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: GEMS on February 06, 2020, 08:00:51 pm
Well Gents,

For some reason the laptop is booting normally. Very strange.

I couldn't remember how to get into root, so I used the advanced settings during the boot process and chose root. I entered the required terminal command the the system told me " Permission Denied "

What is my next move?

GEMS.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: murraymint on February 07, 2020, 06:52:03 am
What do you mean "get into root"? What was the "required terminal command"?
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: Slim.Fatz on February 07, 2020, 01:23:01 pm
What do you mean "get into root"? What was the "required terminal command"?
Hmm, I had the same questions.  :-\

Regards,

-- Slim
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: GEMS on February 07, 2020, 01:49:38 pm
Gents,

I do not know the required terminal command. When booting there is a advanced features selection that allows you to choose root. That is what I did. What should I have done?

GEMS.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: murraymint on February 07, 2020, 05:14:25 pm
You'll have to explain a bit better what the problem is/what you're trying to do.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: GEMS on February 07, 2020, 09:10:10 pm
murraymint,

Please read my first post. The rest was confusion as to how to enter the terminal command as root.

GEMS.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: murraymint on February 08, 2020, 06:18:28 am
Boot into a live session, navigate to the partition with your Peppermint install on it, right-click on the etc folder and Open as root. Then you can find the file and edit it as root.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP. (SOLVED)
Post by: GEMS on February 13, 2020, 05:35:18 pm
murraymint,

I went into Files right clicked on etc as root. Then, lightdm, lightdm.conf.d, 20-peppermint.conf. There was only one statement. So, I added a second statement " allow-guest=false ". Saved as text. Rebooted. Problem gone. Thank you very much. My friend also says Thank You.

GEMS.
Title: Re: Guest Session HELP.
Post by: Slim.Fatz on February 14, 2020, 08:22:49 am
Hi GEMS,

I have been going through unsolved forum postings in hopes of being able to help solve someone's problem. I came across this posting of yours that seems to have been solved. If this is the case, could you please go back to that posting and in the first post that you made in that thread add SOLVED to the Subject: line?

This will help others with a similar issue find your solution. It also saves helpers from wasting time by reading through an entire (apparently unsolved) thread that turns out to actually have been solved.  ;)

Thanks in advance,

-- Slim