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  • Ubuntu guest sessions are a convenient way to let someone use your system with limited access to the network, file system, and other system functions without the ability to save data. The /usr/lib/lightdm/lightdm-guest-session binary handles guest sessions, and several services which are deemed unnecessary for a guest user are disabled. Refer to /usr/share/lightdm/guest-session/setup.sh for details on what is enabled. When guest session starts, you will see a warning that any data saved will be lost as shown below. A temporary home directory is created under /tmp which will be deleted when guest session ends via logout, or a reboot. When the guest session is active, you will see a directory guest-xxxx as in the e.g /tmp/guest-6vqi30. So what do you do if a guest session ends unexpectedly?! I recently logged out of a guest session by mistake and had to scramble to recover my son’s school essay which was ready to be submitted. […]

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