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Re: Why is uid/gid 350 bad? [WAS: Re: f10 gdm user hide]



On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:29:39PM +1300, Morgan Read wrote:
> 
> Hi Folks
> 
> I've just set up a user account for our scanner - no the scanner will
> never login at GDM (will ftp in).  So, after much gnashing of teeth,
> I've given it a uid/gid of 350 so that it doesn't show up in the GDM
> login (it seem the only way to hid a user account is to give it a
> uid/gid below 500).  How long before this rash move turns my machine
> into a smoking pile of ash?
> 
> Thanks all,
> Morgan.
> 
> On 13/12/08 14:21, Craig White wrote:
> > On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 02:03 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> >> Frank Cox wrote:
> >>> Is there any way to remove a user's name from the list on the initial gdm
> >>> login screen?
> >>> Related:  Is there a way to reorganize the names?  For example, if the
> >>> list has Fred at the top and Sally under that, can the order be reversed
> >>> so Sally is on top?
> >>> Scaling back my question again, does anyone know how to set the default
> >>> username that is initially selected when gdm starts?  So if it's Fred's
> >>> machine he doesn't always have to move the pointer off of Sally first
> >>> before he logs in.
> >> I'd suggest trying KDM, which can actually be configured.
> >>
> >> su -
> >> yum install kdebase-workspace
> >> echo 'DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"' >/etc/sysconfig/desktop
> >> reboot
> >>
> >> (That's really "KDE" there, not "KDM".)
> >> If you want to make sure GNOME is the default desktop, you can add:
> >> echo 'DESKTOP="GNOME"' >>/etc/sysconfig/desktop
> >> Likewise, DESKTOP="KDE" makes KDE the systemwide default.
> >>
> >> Then you can set up KDM through systemsettings (the KDE configuration tool).
> >>
> >> You may lose some GNOME integration though (e.g. fast user switching),
> >> because obviously KDM was primarily designed for KDE.
> > ----
> > +1 for KDM
> > 
> > I've been able to edit themes rather simply and get some nice custom
> > login screens and company backgrounds.
> > 
> > Craig
> 

You should be fine.   Adding a pseudo user with a UID less
than 500 and greater than 100 is fine.  Even smolt and pulseaudio does
it.

As for top posting... that can cause you much more pain.


-- 
	Regards,
	T o m   M i t c h e l l


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