Ticket #470 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 15 years ago

clear login screen state after a few minutes

Reported by: geofft Owned by:
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version:
Upstream bug:


This may be a bit unrealistic, but then again, it might be trivial to implement.

I've seen users get confused when someone had previously (probably out of curiosity) picked a nonstandard window manager at the login screen and not logged in, so the next user ended up using that WM. Especially with WMs like twm or xmonad that default to a blank screen, this can be a pretty bad user experience. kchen also reports that the same thing is possible with languages -- someone can set a session language at the login screen and not log in, and the next user to log in will get prompted if they want that as their default language.

It would be nice, if possible, to cause that state to disappear if you haven't logged in after a minute or so; equivalently, that state should be made visible on the login screen, a la Athena 9's xlogin, and it should mention some easy way to clear it. (Does "Esc" work?)

This is probably not worth putting effort on for pre-Karmic gdm (i.e., <= 2.20).

Change History

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by broder

In fact, this is trivial to implement.

post-2.20 gdm doesn't display window manager or language selection options until a username has been entered. Problem solved.

comment:2 Changed 15 years ago by broder

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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