On 26/01/09 10:34, Nifty Fedora Mitch wrote:
On Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 10:29:39PM +1300, Morgan Read wrote:
> Hi Folks
> I've just set up a user account for our scanner - no the scanner will
> never login at GDM (will ftp in). So, after much gnashing of teeth,
> I've given it a uid/gid of 350 so that it doesn't show up in the GDM
> login (it seem the only way to hid a user account is to give it a
> uid/gid below 500). How long before this rash move turns my machine
> into a smoking pile of ash?
> Thanks all,
> On 13/12/08 14:21, Craig White wrote:
>> On Sat, 2008-12-13 at 02:03 +0100, Kevin Kofler wrote:
>>> Frank Cox wrote:
>>>> Is there any way to remove a user's name from the list on the initial
>>>> login screen?
>>>> Related: Is there a way to reorganize the names? For example, if the
>>>> list has Fred at the top and Sally under that, can the order be reversed
>>>> so Sally is on top?
>>>> Scaling back my question again, does anyone know how to set the default
>>>> username that is initially selected when gdm starts? So if it's
>>>> machine he doesn't always have to move the pointer off of Sally
>>>> before he logs in.
>>> I'd suggest trying KDM, which can actually be configured.
>>> su -
>>> yum install kdebase-workspace
>>> echo 'DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"' >/etc/sysconfig/desktop
>>> (That's really "KDE" there, not "KDM".)
>>> If you want to make sure GNOME is the default desktop, you can add:
>>> echo 'DESKTOP="GNOME"' >>/etc/sysconfig/desktop
>>> Likewise, DESKTOP="KDE" makes KDE the systemwide default.
>>> Then you can set up KDM through systemsettings (the KDE configuration tool).
>>> You may lose some GNOME integration though (e.g. fast user switching),
>>> because obviously KDM was primarily designed for KDE.
>> +1 for KDM
>> I've been able to edit themes rather simply and get some nice custom
>> login screens and company backgrounds.
You should be fine. Adding a pseudo user with a UID less
than 500 and greater than 100 is fine. Even smolt and pulseaudio does
As for top posting... that can cause you much more pain.
PS It was kinda 'cause
it was a new post really...
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