Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Hide Users on a Fedora 10 Login Screen

You may want to hide the login ids of users on systems for privacy or security reasons. Although this is possible, the command is very unwieldy. Here's how you do it for Fedora 10.

gconftool-2 --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults --direct --type bool --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list true

Ugly, but it works.

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Blogger m_for said...

Doing this on Fedora 11 caused it to be unable to authenticate logins. After deleting passwords and recreating them, everything works again. Users are hidden on the login screen and they are able to log in.

October 14, 2009 at 5:09 PM  

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