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349 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 8, 2006 12:42 PM by Wade Peeler
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2006 1:11 AM (in response to Bufori)There's no real need to get rid of it. It does no harm. However, if you must, then open the Directory Access application in your Utilities folder and uncheck the NetInfo item in the list. Quit DA and restart. That should remove the Other login option.
Alternatively, open the Accounts preferences and click on the lock icon to authenticate. Click on Login Options. Change the login display option from List of Users to Name and Password.QS 1.33 GHz & 867 MHz; TiPB 667 & 1G; 512 MB & 1GB RAM; Orig. G3 PB; 20 GB & 5 GB iPods; AEBS;, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 30 GB iPod Video (Black); MacBook Pro 2 Ghz
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2006 1:27 AM (in response to Bufori)Hi Bufori,
User "Other" is normal. All it does is get to a username and password prompt, as you discovered. It allows logging in as, for example, root, the master user, even though root is never shown on the login screen with "normal" user accounts.
There isn't a mystery account on your system. No reason to worry.
John20" iMac 2 ghz core duo / 2 gb / 250 gb, Mac OS X (10.4.6)
Currently Being ModeratedJun 8, 2006 12:38 PM (in response to Bufori)I don't know. Perhaps you did a system upgrade, perhaps it was there before and you just didn't notice it, or maybe just one of those mysteries that will forever remain a mystery.
In any event apparently you've resolved the issue to your satisfaction, and that's what counts. Sometimes the cause of a problem remains unknown.QS 1.33 GHz & 867 MHz; TiPB 667 & 1G; 512 MB & 1GB RAM; Orig. G3 PB; 20 GB & 5 GB iPods; AEBS;, Mac OS X (10.4.6), 30 GB iPod Video (Black); MacBook Pro 2 Ghz