I'm using Ubuntu 12.04. I have set a password for login. It doesn't ask at startup but when I lock the screen it asks the password. How to make ubuntu to ask password at login?

Can anybody help? I have googled & checked some answers on Ask Ubuntu but it's not helping.


you should be able to find that setting here : System->Administration->Users and Groups.

This option is provided by package gnome-system-tools, install it if necessary:

sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

Probably you checked "Login automatically" while you installed your ubuntu:

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This might help: Solution


For Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS:

  1. Go to top right corner and look for Settings
  2. On left menu click on Users
  3. Unlock the screen with your current password
  4. Then set Automatic Logic

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