[CentOS] centos6 not using /etc/gdm/custom.conf

Gerhard Schneider gs at ilsb.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Jul 22 16:22:31 UTC 2011

> In later Fedora releases, GDM has become less and less functional:
> configurability has been removed, more so as releases occur. From my
> (known to be flaky) memory, that includes the ability to turn off the
> silly list that exposes usernames right on the login screen, the
> ability to assign your own wallpaper to the login screen, among other
> things.

Using gdm is getting harder and harder but you can try:

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

There are many features available via gconftool-2 or gconf-editor only.


Gerhard Schneider
Institute of Lightweight Design and         e-Mail: gs at ilsb.tuwien.ac.at
Structural Biomechanics (E317)                 Tel.: +43 664 60 588 3171
Vienna University of Technology / Austria      Fax:    +43 1 58801 31799
A-1040 Wien, Gusshausstrasse 27-29     http://www.ilsb.tuwien.ac.at/~gs/

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