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Old 17th July 2009, 04:19 AM
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How to configure gdm to prompt for username?

Hello,

Anyone know how to configure GDM 2.26.1 to NOT display the list of users, but instead just prompt for username and password?

I tried the following (as normal user and also as root):

Code:
gconftool-2 -s /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list -t bool true
Then, I queried the value as follows:

Code:
gconftool-2 -g /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list
true
I then logged out and the list of users was still presented. I then logged back in and retried the commands above and this time I restarted the machine, and again, the userlist was presented...

Anyone know what am I doing wrong?

BTW, I am using FEDORA 11.

Thanks!

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Old 17th July 2009, 05:33 AM
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Apparently, there was a bug in FEDORA 10 and I guess it did not get fixed in 11...

The solution that worked for me is to manually edit the /etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/%gconf-tree.xml file and set the disable_user_list entry to true.
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Old 17th July 2009, 06:01 AM
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Here is another way to do the same thing:

su -
gconftool-2 --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults \
--direct --type bool --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true
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