GDMConfigureTool

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Since the transition from GDM 2.20 to 2.26 there is no longer a graphical facility to configure preferences for GDM.
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Without a tool an average user will not be able to change the login settings from the default.
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 * Mike wants to have his user automatically log in
 * Jim wants to change the background of the login screen
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The changes will involve

 * Producing patches to implement the user interface
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Option A
 * Produce a stand-alone gdmsetup tool with the following options:
  * Default user
  * Login delay
  * Background

Option B
 * Modify the "Users and Groups" tool to be able to set the default user and login delay
 * Modify the "Appearance" tool to be able to set the login background
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TBD

Summary

Since the transition from GDM 2.20 to 2.26 there is no longer a graphical facility to configure preferences for GDM.

Rationale

Without a tool an average user will not be able to change the login settings from the default.

Use cases

  • Mike wants to have his user automatically log in
  • Jim wants to change the background of the login screen

Scope

The changes will involve

  • Producing patches to implement the user interface

Design

Option A

  • Produce a stand-alone gdmsetup tool with the following options:
    • Default user
    • Login delay
    • Background

Option B

  • Modify the "Users and Groups" tool to be able to set the default user and login delay
  • Modify the "Appearance" tool to be able to set the login background

Implementation

TBD


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Spec/GDMConfigureTool (last edited 2009-07-25 14:05:10 by bneijt)