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

drago01 drago01 at
Mon Apr 9 08:33:06 UTC 2012

On Mon, Apr 2, 2012 at 3:53 PM, Matthias Clasen <mclasen at> wrote:
> 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.

Discussion seem to have stalled  ... what are we going to do about this?

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