Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 606808
not able to set disable_user_list
Last modified: 2015-01-14 18:25:41 EST
Description of problem:
Even if disable_user_list is true, the user list is still displayed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. gconftool-2 --type bool --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true
2. gconftool-2 -g /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list
3. killall gdm-binary
user list is still displayed
no user list should be displayed
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Is that value being set in the mandatory or default gconf sources? Or alternately specifically for the gdm user.
It was set additionally for normal user, for root and also via gconf-editor.
*** Bug 604997 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
This should be set in gdm-2.30.4-2.el6
*** Bug 610233 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
it's still not working in gdm-2.30.4-6.el6.x86_64
moving back to ASSIGNED
*** Bug 613007 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
as mentioned in bug 613007
gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --type bool --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true
there is one difference .. the command was executed under root permissions but gconf_editor was executed under normal user's perms.
Ah, you can't set it as a normal user. You either have to set it in one of the system gconf databases or in gdm's gconf database. Doing it as a normal user makes it touch a gconf database that will never get looked at.
The easiest way to test this is:
1) run gconf-editor
2) navigate to the key
3) check the checkbox
4) right click on the item
5) choose "Set as Default"
6) enter the root password
> The easiest way to test this is:
> 1) run gconf-editor
> 2) navigate to the key
> 3) check the checkbox
> 4) right click on the item
> 5) choose "Set as Default"
> 6) enter the root password
yes, this makes sense ..
*** Bug 613839 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
spin 2 of beta 2 (gdm-2.30.4-5.el6) fixes the problem so that gdm no longer displays a thin vertical line when /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list is set to true. It appears to behave normally now.
When will the fixed version gdm-2.30.4-2 become available for Fedora?
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.