Comment 2 for bug 1674765

GrzesiekC (grzesiekc) wrote :

Hi all,

There is another solution here https://askubuntu.com/questions/897026/why-do-i-have-a-libvirt-qemu-account-in-lock-switch-account-options-in-ubuntu (Apr 14 at 11:11):

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For whatever reason the system user "libvirt-gemu" is created with the uid 64055 (at least in Ubuntu 16.04.2).

This is how 16.04.2 creates it:

libvirt-qemu:x:64055:130:Libvirt Qemu,,,:/var/lib/libvirt:/bin/false
libvirt-dnsmasq:x:121:129:Libvirt Dnsmasq,,,:/var/lib/libvirt/dnsmasq:/bin/false

And this is how it should be:

libvirt-qemu:x:125:130:Libvirt Qemu,,,:/var/lib/libvirt:/bin/false
libvirt-dnsmasq:x:121:129:Libvirt Dnsmasq,,,:/var/lib/libvirt/dnsmasq:/bin/false

To correct this simply change the uid of "libvirt-qemu" and it's belonging files. "Libvirt Qemu" will then disappear from the login!

Read e.g. nixCraft - How to Change a USER and GROUP ID on Linux For All Owned Files to know how to do this.
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Which one is the "proper" one ?
Regards
Grzesiek