Weird F17 effect: New gdm- presents mysql server account on the login screen

Matthias Clasen mclasen at
Mon Apr 2 13:53:31 UTC 2012

On Sat, 2012-03-31 at 12:26 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 31, 2012 at 18:40:46 +0200,
>    Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at> wrote:
> >On 03/31/2012 05:17 PM, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> >> I found the code used. It is in the accountsservices package, not gdm as
> >> expected.
> >>
> >> There is a list of excluded users and any users with a shell that has
> >> a basename of false or "nologin" are also excepted.
> >>
> >> The list of excluded users is currently:
> >> bin, root, daemon, adm, lp, sync, shutdown, halt, mail, news, uucp, operator,
> >> nobody, nobody4, noaccess, postgres, pvm, rpm, nfsnobody, pcap
> >
> >Hi Bruno,
> >
> >thanks for your clarification. So my proposal: why not extend this hard
> >coded list by a second (dynamic) one administratable by the fedora admin?
> I think you can as there was code to add more logins to the list. I think
> it uses dconf keys to do it, which are a bit of a pain to set, especially
> for gdm instead of the current user.

No, gdm doesn't currently do its own filtering on top, except for
excluding 'gdm' and uid 0.

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