weird "other" user in login window

Discussion in 'macOS' started by onoble, Sep 14, 2008.

  1. onoble macrumors member

    Jul 11, 2007
    Sometimes when I quick log out then put the computer to sleep when I wake it and try to log back in my users are gone and all there is this werid "OTHER" login name. Generally it goes away after 30 seconds or so and my user names return but still... what is this?

    I have MBP intel osX 10.4.11

  2. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    You likely have root user enabled. It shows up as "other" in the account list. In 10.4, open Applications/Utilities/Netinfo Manager. Select Security from the menu bar and disable root if it's enabled.

    If it's not enabled, then I don't know what's up.

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