GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 597673
There's no simple way to disable the face browser
Last modified: 2009-10-07 18:40:58 UTC
Having upgraded to Karmic, I am presented with the new gdm login screen, with its list of users. Not liking this much, preferring the old method of entering my username and password (old habits, I guess) I go to the Login screen settings to hide the face browser and find that I can't. I can only:
1. Enable the face browser
2. Have the machine auto-login to a given user account with a delay so that others can log in if the automatic account isn't theirs.
Neither of these are particularly satisfactory solutions.
What should happen:
gdmsetup should allow the user to disable the face browser, as used to be possible in previous releases. At the moment, the only way I can disable the face browser is by manually setting the disable_user_list gconf key, which is suboptimal for a non-cli-savvy user. Also, doing that then brings bug 591084 into play.
This bug was originally reported at https://launchpad.net/bugs/445123.
Refer to the GDM 2.28.0 documentation:
This key controls whether the Face Browser is shown or not:
So, you can control this, though there isn't a nice gdmsetup GUI configuration tool. You need to set the GConf key by hand via gconftool-2 or gconf-editor.
Remember you need to change the setting for the "gdm" user for the change to take
Marking this as NOTABUG. There is already a bug filed about the fact that gdmsetup needs to be re-integrated into the new GDM.
> Marking this as NOTABUG. There is already a bug filed about the fact that
> gdmsetup needs to be re-integrated into the new GDM.
Excellent. Can you point me at that bug so that I can update the
Launchpad bug watch appropriately?
See bug #587750 for re-integrating gdmsetup features.