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    Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

    I am using Linux operating system in my home and using Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. I have recently come to know that you can hide currently available users list at login screen if you want. I have search regarding this, but not find anything. So, if anyone knows how to achieve this then please give me steps regarding this. It will be helpful to me.

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    Re: Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

    Hello, I don't know how to hide the User list while login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10, but I have disabled it by using the trick below:

    • First use ALT+F2 and type following command:
      Code:
      gksu gconf-editor
    • Now you need to go to the path of /apps/gdm/simple-greeter and tick on disable user list.
    • Done.

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    Re: Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

    Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 is quiet simple thing. You need to just open the terminal window and then type the following command without any mistake and then press enter.

    Code:
    sudo gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --type Boolean --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list True
    Now when you make login user list would be in hidden state.

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    Re: Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

    Hello, I am also searching for the same trick from which I can able to Hide the user list while login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10. I have heard that you can either hide the user list or you can able to disable it. What is the difference between both of this technique? If anyone knows how to hide or disable the user list and the difference between both of this techniques then please give me reply with solution.

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    Re: Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

    If you want to hide user list while login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 then you need to logout from the current session and then you can return to the GDM ie. GNOME Display Manager.

    • Make use of the Ctrl-Alt-F1 key for moving to the tty command line prompt.
    • Now login in it.
    • Type following commands into the command prompt:
      1. export DISPLAY=:0.0
      2. sudo -u gdm gconf-editor
    • Press ALT-F7.
    • Now you need to move to the /apps/gdm/simple-greeter and tick disable user list.
    • Type the command below:
      sudo /etc/init.d/gdm restart
    • Done

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    Re: Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10

    For Hiding User List while Login in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 needs just one command and you can achieve this. So, make use of the command below in your terminal and achieve this.
    sudo gconftool-2 --direct --config-source xml:readwrite:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory --type Boolean --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_user_list True

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