Bug 523549 - GDM GUI broken when disable_user_list is set to true
Summary: GDM GUI broken when disable_user_list is set to true
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 11
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: jmccann
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F13Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-09-15 22:08 UTC by Jack Neely
Modified: 2015-01-14 23:23 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Clone Of:
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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 14:40:19 UTC
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Description Jack Neely 2009-09-15 22:08:03 UTC
Description of problem:
With disable_user_list set to true the GDM Greeter stares rather blankly at the user with


selected.  The user needs to press Enter to get to the Username: prompt.

However, if a user doesn't hit Enter and just starts typing, a box gladly pops up and the keyboard input appears there.  Type in your full user ID and hit enter and the box goes away and the Greeter continues to blankly stare back at the user.  This is confusing.

Also, perhaps "Other..." could be a different text that helps the user know what to do rather than just type in their user ID.  Perhaps "Network login" or "Other login" or "Login with username"

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

Comment 1 Christopher Beland 2010-02-23 08:52:38 UTC
Indeed, if the user list is suppressed, the whole step of graphically selecting an "Other" username can be skipped, and the greeter can go directly to the "Username:" prompt stage.

Comment 2 Jack Neely 2010-02-23 16:10:22 UTC
I would like to make sure this issue is addressed for the upcoming RHEL 6 as well.

Comment 3 Christopher Beland 2010-02-23 19:44:42 UTC
OK, nominating as a priority fix.

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