Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2011 4:35 AM (in response to Atlan Heron)
"Other" usually is the Root user. Something has enabled it.
How to disable the root user
Mac OS X v10.6 and later
1. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences....
2. From the View menu choose Accounts.
3. Click on the lock and authenticate with an administrator account.
4. Click Login Options....
5. Click the "Edit..." or "Join..." button at the bottom right
6. Click the "Open Directory Utility..." button.
7. Click the lock in the Directory Utility window.
8. Enter an administrator account name and password, then click OK.
9. Choose Disable Root User from the Edit menu.
That should remove the login option.
Then ask Mindjet why their software enables Root.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 2, 2011 4:51 AM (in response to noondaywitch)
ty for your helpful answer. Thats the standard fix and i tried that, but at that edit menue it only shows me "enable root user".
And i searched some more what i have done yesterday and found out i installed an Livescribe Desktop Update, thats software for an smartpen.
That software installed an new feature called livescribe connect and adobe air. Now iam nearly sure those both things created it.
And i still cant delete that root user!
i also tried to enable the root user, changed password, then restarted the mac, disabled the root user and restarted mac again...still no change and still "other" at login screen.
So any other ideas are very welcome and appreciated!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2011 3:54 AM (in response to Atlan Heron)
I have exact the same problem.
Have searched in forums for solution. Then I find this posting.
I too have just updated Livescribe with new desktop connect.
There must be the problem.
Wahtever you try, there is no way you can disable the Other user account at the login screen.
The strange thing is, that when looking if this is the root account , you will find that the root account is not enabled.
So, it's very annoying.
So, one positive thing I get out of the answers here is that I know that I will not update Livescribe on my other MAC.
So, will this stupid icom show when we do a LION install?
I do not want to do a clear install as that means a lot of work.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2011 4:03 AM (in response to Atlan Heron)
From what's been said so far, I feel you need to be talking to the third-party software supplier about this problem. I can't think of any valid reason for their products to enable an account.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 9, 2011 7:44 AM (in response to erres)
Thats it exactly Ronald,
good you got it early enough and dont have that problem at your both Mac's. Mine is at the MacPro and my MacBook.
Please let me know if you find an answer anywhere.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2011 1:56 AM (in response to Atlan Heron)
in the forum of Livescribe it is stated as a known problem
They are working on it.
Also some suggestions from other user how to get rid of the account.
I have not tried that as it seems you than delete also the Livescribe account and desktop.
I just wait till an update from Livescribe comes out.
To not show that other account you can change settings for login screen
Just show field name and password.
Now, I believe showing th eother account cannot do harm.
It is not the root account. That's disabled as I have seen.
The only question: Can Livescribe takeover your computer?
And if so, hacking livescribe will possible mean that they can hack your system then?
So, the only rigid solution is: delelete all Livescribe etc. , go to timemachie and set back your system.
But only if I would know the other account can create problems I would take this major step.
For now I wait and see
So, lets see what Livescribe will do and at what speed!
here the thread at Livescribe:
Currently Being ModeratedJul 13, 2011 7:07 AM (in response to Atlan Heron)
the advice in the livescribe forum works.
when you delete loginwindow.plist and then restart you will see that the other account user has become Livescribe Pen Communication User
this account has no maintenance rights, it is a standaard account as I see now.
Now, I am not sure what happens if I delete that account. (which you can do when you have logged in with your user account with maintenance rights)
Maybe my pen will not work or desktop is not working
Therefore I leave it as is, but now we have the right user name shown up.
And wait for Livescribe to come up with a solution.
All Mac's suffer from it. They know.
in the livescribe forum:
when you do following:
To delete the hidden user account I opened Finder and looked for the following file under the following path: Macintosh HD /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist
I deleted the file and rebooted. Mac rebuilt the login users list, which will reveal the Livescribe hidden account. Login using your admin account (not the Livescribe one) and then go to System Preferences, then Accounts. You will then see the Livescribe account. Delete it like you'd delete any normal account.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 16, 2011 10:50 AM (in response to erres)
have to thank you very much.
All works exactly as you said.
I deleted that Livescribe Account and the Livescribe Connect software too. The Desktop is still working, so theres some time for them to fix it and i can look at my Data.