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


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):

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

gconftool-2 -g /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list
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.


Last edited by hobbieman; 17th July 2009 at 05:14 AM.
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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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