View Full Version : Prompt for Username and Password GDM

August 10th, 2010, 09:40 PM
This is a tutorial on how to stop GDM from displaying the users on the login screen, requiring the username and password, and thus securing your User Account.

Its as easy as 3 steps!

Should work on the following

- 10.10, (Dev)
- 10.04 LTS (Current LTS)
- 9.10 (Supported until April next year)

Step 1- Opening Gconf editor

Press the keys (ALT+F2) and then tyoe in the box
gconf --editor

Step 2- Finding the key and chnging it.

Navigate to /apps/gdm/simple-greeter and check the checkbox next to "disable_user_list"

Step 3- Logging out and testing new settings

Log out and then if you see a box with Username: compared to just a list to choose from, you've done it. If It doesnt work on your version please tell me.


v 1

- Initial release