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Re: Fedora 11 GDM - unwanted list of all local users and impossible to customize?


I tried it as well with the same negative result - it does not work.

Steps I did:

1. sudo yum install gconf-editor
2. gconf-editor
    - opened
    - selected disable_user_list and disable_restart_buttons
3. after reboot - list of users is still displayed, "restart" buttons are still in gdm's offer
4. I logged in and doublechecked the settings- disable_user and disable_restart_buttons are still selected, so it is a bug and my subject is still valid

However I'm not going to open a ticket as I'm going to use KDM as suggested in previous post.
It is also a bit strange to me GDM settings can(?) be altered by standard user - I think it should be root's priviledge...
I also don't like registry-like settings where you are (almost) unable to make a change manually...

Thank you for all replies.


On Tue, Sep 1, 2009 at 1:22 AM, fred smith <fredex fcshome stoneham ma us> wrote:
On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 11:41:28PM +0100, M A Young wrote:
> On Mon, 31 Aug 2009, jaivuk wrote:
> >Hello guys,
> >
> >I did not use gdm for some time and now I'm not happy how it looks in
> >Fedora
> >11.
> >First of all - the list of local users is unacceptable from security
> >reasons. Even if it supports such "an " option - how it can be the default
> >one?!
> Having the user list on by default makes sense for a home PC that is only
> going to be used by one or two users, and where security is less
> important. There is a disable_user_list gconf option, see
> http://library.gnome.org/admin/gdm/2.26/gdm.html#greeterconfiguration

I just tried this on my F11 laptop, following the web page you suggest,
and I got no change at all in behavior after a reboot,... it still
displays the list of users.

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