GDM Greeter

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Apr 28 15:20:33 UTC 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-28 at 10:42 -0400, Christopher L Tubbs II wrote:
> What does everybody think of the new greeter?
> Personally, I have issues with it:
> 1) suspend option remains, even after disabling suspend globally via 
> gconf-editor (bug already reported, and apparently patch has already 
> been committed upstream)

In the meantime, you already can make the suspend button go away
(together with the restart and shutdown buttons). See
disable_restart_buttons on

> 2) I can't seem to configure my "face" image. Putting a ".face" graphic 
> in my home directory doesn't work, nor does configuring image with 
> System->Preferences->Personal->About Me.

What permissions do you have on your home directory ? 

> 4) Where the hell are the login screen settings? This is a serious 
> oversight. I had thought the greeter configuration was supposed to be 
> EASIER than previous releases (I can't remember where I read that, but 
> for some reason I was expecting it).

What specific settings do you need ? The old gdmsetup exposed every
arcane configuration detail, which is not something we want to go back

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