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



On 26/01/09 10:34, Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:
> 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

Thanks Tom:)
> 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.
PS It was kinda 'cause it was a new post really...


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