Re: getting the nologin users out of the login dialog
- From: Joel Rees <joel.rees@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 3 Jan 2012 14:52:26 +0900
A bug for the change in /bin/nologin default shell behavior has been
recently added to the freedesktop bugzilla:
On Fri, Dec 23, 2011 at 6:08 PM, Joel Rees <joel.rees@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 1:19 PM, Craig White <craigwhite@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Thu, 2011-12-22 at 12:57 +0900, Joel Rees wrote:
On Thu, Dec 22, 2011 at 12:20 PM, Joe Zeff <joe@xxxxxxx> wrote:----
On 12/21/2011 05:24 PM, Joel Rees wrote:
In fedora14 users whose login shell (in /etc/passwd) is specified as
/sbin/nologin do not show up in the login dialog. In Fedora15, they
Does any one know of a setting to fix this?
It's quite possible it's a bug in the login manager. If you're using gdm,
try switching to kdm, or the other way around. If it only shows up in one,
Okay, that sounds like a fun thing to try. (Well, since Bruno reported
it, I can just track the bug, instead.)
Any idea where I should start on switching to kdm? I kept reading
something about a switcher application, I suppose I should look at
that some more?
Okay, so I created
with the lines
and X11 gives me gives me the kde login screen. (At least, I've never
seen the gnome login screen provide all those great options, like
restarting the X server. :-)
But I don't get a user list. Just the user name and password fields,
which is not bad, and my family can probably get used to it, but it
doesn't really tell me what's happening.
Nosing around the web, I found the kdm docs,
and there's a UserList option in there. So I go edit
/etc/kde/kdm/kdmrc , change UserList to true and it ignores me. Must
be some file that overrides that in Fedora.
The description of the options tells me a lot, however. It looks like
the new specification here is to show all users in a specified range
which have a defined password. Or you can hard-wire your list of
That's a serious spec bug, and I guess I'll have to go hassle the
freedesktop group about it.
The previous chapter describes KDE's GUI configuration tool, which I
have not got, I suppose I should load that and see if I can get it to
change something for me.
users mailing list
To unsubscribe or change subscription options:
Have a question? Ask away: http://ask.fedoraproject.org
- Prev by Date: Re: login dialog doesn't scroll in F15
- Next by Date: Re: IPv6 tunnel doesn't start on boot
- Previous by thread: Re: login dialog doesn't scroll in F15
- Next by thread: Re: Parallel Port Issues SOLVED