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

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Fri Jul 22 18:07:46 UTC 2011

On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 2:19 PM, Tom H <tomh0665 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Jul 21, 2011 at 4:29 PM,  <m.roth at 5-cent.us> wrote:

>>> 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
>> And that makes it inappropriate for US gov't work (violates official std),
>> and actually anywhere that you have a concern about security.
> It's pretty weird that RH didn't change the GNOME upstream default of
> exposing the usernames. I presume that RH doesn't care about the
> desktop enough in an enterprise setting. It's easy enough to change
> with a gconftool-2 invocation but "even" Apple allows its users to
> switch from a "click on an icon/name" login to a "type your name"
> login within the OS X GUI. The GNOME developers' choices are difficult
> to understand, IMHO.

Alan Bartlett filed a bug report upstream and you can see their response:


I put together a short instruction on how to change the default behavior:


... and Tom H kindly added his note. :-)


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