Login screen user list

Tom H tomh0665 at gmail.com
Mon Nov 2 06:26:06 UTC 2009

>> "sudo gconf-editor" and changing the "disable_user_list" to true modifies
>> /root/.gconf/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/%gconf.xml
> That's because using sudo with no '-u' argument runs the command as
> root, and '/root' is root's home directory.
>> when the file that controls the user list is
>> /var/lib/gdm/.gconf/apps/gdm/simple-greeter/%gconf.xml
> And '/var/lib/gdm' is user gdm's home directory.

Of course. It is surprising (to me anyway) that you have to be gdm and
not root to change that setting.

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