Removing user list from login screen.

Robert Nichols rnicholsNOSPAM at
Sun Aug 29 03:50:45 UTC 2010

On 08/28/2010 03:29 PM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
> On Sat, 2010-08-28 at 08:26 -0500, Robert Nichols wrote:
>> On 08/27/2010 03:42 PM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
>>> On Fri, 2010-08-27 at 19:56 +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
>>>> On Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:46:10 -0500, Aaron wrote:
>>>>> How can you rmove the list of users that can login from login screen?
>>>>> .gconf/apps/gdm/simplegreeter/disable_user_list=true
>>>>     ^^^^^^^
>>>> What is this?
>>> It is a directory present in your home directory that can be manipulated
>>> using gconf-editor program. gconf-editor is File->System
>>> Tools->Configuration Editor I will admit it is simple-greeter not
>>> simplegreeter.
>> Why would you expect anything under your home directory to be of
>> significance before you have logged in?
> That is a good question and the answer is I would not. Which leaves with
> the question in the home directory of what user should you set the
> parameters of simple-greeter.?
> I tried root and someone suggested a user gdm. I am still not sure.

I don't know either.  User "gdm" sounds like a good bet.  But, changing
that setting in the home directory of Joe RandomUser on a multi-user
system certainly can't be expected to change the way the greeter operates
before any user name has been selected.  The fact that the config editor
even allows you to try that should probably be reported as a bug.

Bob Nichols     "NOSPAM" is really part of my email address.
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