Having the face browser only available at > 800x600 means that we don't have the
feature on a substantial amount of virtual machines. Which, when coupled with
the live CD, leads to a less than ideal experience where people are going to be
a little confounded with the login prompt.
We really need to be able to select the user so that other important things such
as language can be selected at login time.
*** Bug 235118 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
David, didn't we discuss doing a face browser with a reduced number of visible
rows for small screens ?
(In reply to comment #2)
> David, didn't we discuss doing a face browser with a reduced number of visible
> rows for small screens ?
Yes we did.
Reassigning to gdm and moving from FC7Target to FC7Blocker: We need to fix this
for Fedora 7.
(Also, we should disable root login on the live cd entirely because some people
just type 'root' without realizing they just have to click the icon. This can
probably be done in gdm too so people can still login on VT1-VT6. We should most
probably do it for non-livecd use cases too. People who want to shoot themselves
in the foot by running X as root can use 'startx'.)
Why are people being asked to log into a LiveCD in the first place?
I found it confusing, and I'm hardly a newbie. (MCC Linux, anyone?)
At least have a "Will log in as user fedora in 20 seconds" timer.
(In reply to comment #5)
> Why are people being asked to log into a LiveCD in the first place?
> I found it confusing, and I'm hardly a newbie. (MCC Linux, anyone?)
> At least have a "Will log in as user fedora in 20 seconds" timer.
We show the login screen so the user can a) select their language of choice; b)
start Assistive Technologies (e.g. ctrl+s for one second to start the
screenreader); and in the future c) select their keyboard layout of choice.
(Before you suggest that this should be done in the bootloader as some other
distros do... then keep in mind that the bootloader 1) is constrained wrt. to
fonts; 2) is not accessible.)
*** Bug 238295 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
I agree with comment 5 (and I've suggested it and talked about it with David and
Matthias before). For the livecd, we should be using timed login. That's a
livecd specific change though.
Making the user list show less users is a a theme issue. It shouldn't be hard
coding a pixel height but instead should be using percentages. If it's too hard
to rework the theme to use percentages by the final release then we should ship
a separate livecd theme, which is the easier solution.
Root login is a separate issue, and there is a separate bug for it (although I
don't know the number off the top of my head).
Moving back to redhat-artwork.
So I apparently didn't move it back to redhat-artwork last night.
Anyway, I'll have a look.
should be built and tagged