[xubuntu-users] confing GDM
jwcampbell at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 17:56:42 UTC 2009
On Mon, Nov 23, 2009 at 6:45 AM, Charlie Kravetz <cjk at teamcharliesangels.com
> On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 01:14:56 +0100
> Eric Druid <eric.druid+xubuntu at gmail.com <eric.druid%2Bxubuntu at gmail.com>>
> > Hello
> > I have a system with 500+ users on it. The current GDM displays them
> > all in a looooooooooong list by default and all the configuring
> > possibilities from 9.04 seems to have disappeared. How do I get back
> > to the old behavior where you type you're username instead of choosing
> > it?
> > The users on the system are the members of a club and are all actual
> > people, not users for daemons or other whatnot.
> > /Eric Druid
> Sorry to have to tell you, the new GDM behavior is hard coded in. There
> will be some changes made to it, but I do not know if this will be one
> of them. When GDM was re-written, it was written for the gnome desktop
> environment exclusively. Some changes were made to allow Xubuntu to
> boot using it.
> However, you can type any user name, even though there is no selection
> space to type in. When the GDM screen appears, just start typing the
> user name. It will go to the user directly, and allow you to enter the
> password as usual.
Charlie's option seems to be the best one for now, but a complaint similar
to this one was brought up during the gdm-setup session at last week's
Ubuntu Developer Summit. This feature is targeted for the April, 2010,
release of Ubuntu. If it is included in Ubuntu, it would very likely be
present in Xubuntu as well.
Of course, we will need to see how things play out, but you are not the only
one with this issue. It affects other companies and groups that have large
deployments of Ubuntu.
Thanks for bringing this to our attention,
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