Bug 608014 - Use Guest as full name instead of kiosk
Summary: Use Guest as full name instead of kiosk
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xguest   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Daniel Walsh
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-06-25 12:10 UTC by Iván Jiménez
Modified: 2011-06-27 18:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 18:55:22 UTC
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Description Iván Jiménez 2010-06-25 12:10:00 UTC
Description of problem:
xguest account appears as "kiosk" in gdm greeter. I think it is confusing and unnecessarily differ from windows making it less usable. I think Guest is a better name (iirc it used to be that way); it would be even better if it could be translated.

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Comment 1 Daniel Walsh 2010-06-25 18:10:56 UTC
Bill is there any precedent for translating a long user name?

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2010-06-25 18:25:17 UTC
Long user names come from /etc/passwd. They aren't translated, and really can't be. (Cc'ing Ray just to make sure I'm not completely insane.)

Comment 3 Daniel Walsh 2010-06-25 18:48:54 UTC
I was thinking more a long the lines of translating it in post install script.

But I am not sure if rpm knows lanquage.

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