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User disappears after rawhide update

asked 2013-11-12 05:46:12 -0500

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updated 2014-04-11 16:31:31 -0500

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This is a bit odd, but I have updated to rawhide and I think not only I done something wrong it also updated a bit rough. My user has disappeared from the login screen. My uid is below 1000 and gid also below 1000 for reasons beyond my control, which I have read may have an impact on the login in visibility.

It also happens when I add new user (temp), with the specified funny uid and gid, and it is visible in the login. But as soon as I change the name using

usermod -l alex temp

The user disappears from the login screen. I can login using "User not listed setting", but thats quiet annoying.

Any ideas?

UPDATE: Sorry I forgot to mention that I have tried adding Include=alex to the [greeter] section in the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file.

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answered 2013-11-12 07:14:55 -0500

Hi: Edit your /etc/gdm/custom.conf in the [greeter] section add something like


That should be enough to present your user.

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Kind Regards

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