Bug 240852 - Login screen is not showing users
Summary: Login screen is not showing users
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact:
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-05-22 12:25 UTC by A S Alam
Modified: 2013-07-03 00:44 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 04:36:50 UTC

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Description A S Alam 2007-05-22 12:25:25 UTC
Description of problem:
as GDM was showing user list before this version , but now it was not showing
ALL users,

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Everytime during start with GDM

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Update to latest build
2. check Screen
Actual results:
No user list shown when Users are Normal user, (and those were available before

Expected results:
Should available

Additional info:

may "Bug 240148: gdm prompts me to login in non user logins " effect

Comment 1 Zachary Napora 2007-06-04 05:45:39 UTC
The cause is explained on the GNOME Bugzilla.
Quoted from Brian Cameron,

"Note that starting with GDM 2.19, the Browser key must be true for the face
browser to work.  Previously GDM allowed the face browser to be on if the theme
specified the face browser and the key was false.  This is not longer true, so
perhaps the default configuration in Ubuntu needs some tweaking?

This might be due to a change in the default configuration.  Note that the
configutation should have the following entries set:


If IncludeAll=false, then you can specify specific users with the Include key.

Perhaps the problem is the the default Ubuntu configuration isn't correct?"

I suspect the problem is similar with Fedora.

Comment 2 Vladimir Kotal 2007-11-10 14:53:43 UTC
After upgrading to FC8 the problem is visible here too. With FC7 everything was fine. I am using Fedora 
infinity GDM theme.

relevant packages:


Comment 3 Gilboa Davara 2008-02-28 10:13:46 UTC
Seeing the same in the latest rawhide. (gdm-2.21.8-1.fc9.x86_64)

- Gilboa

Comment 4 Matthias Clasen 2008-03-03 05:09:17 UTC
The rawhide gdm is a complete rewrite, therefore it is best not to mix F8 bugs
with rawhide bugs. Lets keep this bug on F8.

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