gdm disregards /etc/gdm/custom.conf exclude user list

Bug #1171519 reported by Nick Blais

This bug report was converted into a question: question #227977: gdm disregards /etc/gdm/custom.conf exclude user list.

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Bug Description

Running on:
Description: Ubuntu 13.04
Release: 13.04-BETA2
(Ubuntu Gnome, 64-bit)

In /etc/gdm/custom.conf, I have the following config:
# Only include selected logins in the greeter
IncludeAll = false

which should remove the user list from the login screen. Unfortuantely it doesn't work. Also adding a specific Exclude for each user will not work.

The only fix right now is to have this file:

# local system-wide customizations


then running dconf update.

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Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

The greeter settings in custom.conf are obsolete and no longer available in the gnome-shell greeter.

Only disable-user-list is available, Filtering specific users has not been implemented AFAIK.

The correct way to do this is to make an .override file in /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

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Tim Lunn (darkxst) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this issue and helping to make Ubuntu better. Examining the information you have given us, this does not appear to be a bug report so we are closing it and converting it to a question in the support tracker. We appreciate the difficulties you are facing, but it would make more sense to raise problems you are having in the support tracker at if you are uncertain if they are bugs. For help on reporting bugs, see There is also a vibrant support community available at and you might consider asking your question there.

Changed in gdm (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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