Recently Red Hat’s Matthias Clasen started a new discussion on the Fedora Project developer mailing list to discuss possible ways to improve the Fedora boot experience. I would love to see F19 make a good first impression. The first time you see something Fedora-related on the screen currently is the graphical grub screen, followed by the filling-in-Fedora of Plymouth, followed by the gdm login screen. Grub in particular is problematic, with a starfield background that looks like a Fedora background from a few releases ago and a progress bar that indicates the progress in ‘booting the bootloader’. There are also
There is no tool to easily select a background image to be displayed as your login (GDM – Gnome Desktop Manager) screen. There are, however, a number of ways to change the background with the following method probably being the easiest for novice users. As root, place the image that you wish to use as your login background in /usr/share/backgrounds/images or somewhere similar. Ensure that your background image is appropriately sized for the screen that you are using. You can check your screen geometry as follows: $ xdpyinfo | grep -B1 dot Then invoke gnome-control-center as user gdm as follows:
You need to modify two files to enable root login via GDM (Gnome Display Manager) which is the default display manager on Debian 6. First edit /etc/gdm3/daemon.conf and add the following line: AllowRoot=true under the security options i.e. under the [security] tag. Then comment out the following line in /etc/pam.d/gdm3 auth required pam_succeed_if.so user != root You should then be able to login as root via GDM.
There are plans to replace the greeter in GNOME 3.2 which is due out in a couple on months. Here is what is is the login experience is planned to look like: The GNOME sheep seem to be following Bill the Microsoft shepherd. Maybe I do not understand security but surely it would be better not to expose usernames. In the days of yore, you had to remember both a username and a password. Nowadays the trend seems to be to expose the usernames and simply rely on the strength of a password for security. If I recall correctly, this