Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 826527
gdm ignores the content of /etc/gdm/custom.conf
Last modified: 2013-02-13 17:10:42 EST
Description of problem:
gdm3 no longer honors the values in /etc/gdm/custom.conf in contradiction of published documentation. Or maybe just the [greeter] section
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Add "Include=somenetworkuser" to /etc/gdm/custom.conf under [greeter] section
2. Add "Exclude=myuid" too
2. Reboot to make really sure gdm is restarted
myuid is still displayed. somenetworkuser isn't
myuid to disappear and somenetworkuser to appear instead.
This is a regression from gdm2. It's still documented in gdm3.
I tried to debug but soon gave up when I encountered the tangled nightmare of dbus.
We use sssd with LDAP for the NSS backend and Kerberos5 for PAM.
I just found this in F17 when I tried to add the last session option.
I confirm this bug is present in Fedora 17.
Using Fedora 17, gdm ignores the [greeter] section of custom.conf
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