Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427146
gdm does not display list of users
Last modified: 2008-01-02 15:37:21 EST
Description of problem:
Starting with upgrade to Fedora 8, gmd is not displaying list of users (see
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
list of users is empty (see attached screenshot)
list of users should contain specified users per /etc/gdm/custom.conf
I am using Fedora Infinity theme (fedorainfinity-gdm-theme-8.0.1-1.fc8)
Created attachment 290606 [details]
screenshot of gdm failing to display list of users
Created attachment 290607 [details]
contents of /etc/gdm/custom.conf
what if you add
to the [greeter] section of custom.conf (and restart gdm)
This fixes the problem. Diff between the old and new version:
--- /etc/gdm/custom.conf.orig 2008-01-02 21:06:43.000000000 +0100
+++ /etc/gdm/custom.conf 2008-01-02 21:07:31.000000000 +0100
@@ -268,7 +268,7 @@
# Face browser is enabled. This only works currently for the
# standard greeter as it is not yet enabled in the graphical greeter.
# The default picture in the browser
# These are things excluded from the face browser, not from logging in
Is there an option in the GUI which sets this value ?
yes, it's determined by the local theme style.
I agree it's confusing and should be unnecessary.
For F9 we're revamping gdm entirely, so this problem should go away.