F16: GDM user list, only show GDM logins
rich at ebi.ac.uk
Fri Nov 25 11:28:16 UTC 2011
On 23/11/11 13:03, Rich Boyce wrote:
> Hello list,
> I'm rolling out F16 in a enterprise (well, academic) environment, and I
> need to get the GDM user list to only show users that have logged in via
> GDM. At the moment it also shows users that have logged in via SSH.
I've filed a bug for this: 757051
For those that are interested, here's a quick summary of how I've come
to terms with this: I tried GDM (standard), KDM, and GDM (fallback).
Here's what I see as their good and bad points:
Good: Looks good* without configuration, is default**, provides
Bad: Unconfigurable, shows SSH users in user list
Good: Configurable (very), remembers which user logged in to it last
Bad: Needs a lot of tweaking to look good*, non-default**
Good: Looks good* without configuration, configurable (somewhat)***
Bad: doesn't remember which user logged in to it last, no accessibility
* In my opinion
** Using non-default components often exposes bugs
*** At least you can turn off the user list
In my case, I've decided to use GDM fallback mode. The only downsides
are that it doesn't remember which user logged on to it last so the user
always has to type their username (not a big deal), and that it doesn't
provide accessibility options. I don't have time to make KDM look as
good as GDM does (note, I have a gnome background slideshow that I need
to use as the login screen background).
This bug report describes how to use GDM fallback mode:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=753447 - thanks Anders!
When GDM (standard mode) is fixed either with the option to disable the
user list or to exclude SSH users (my ideal) I'll switch to it.
Systems Administrator, Desktop Team
EBI Systems Group
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