In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the GUI console has moved from tty7 to tty1.
A number of GDM settings are now managed within GConf.
The GDM default greeter is called the simple Greeter and is configured using GConf. Default values are stored in GConf in the gdm-simple-greeter.schemas file. Use
gconf-editor to edit these values. The following options exist for the Greeter:
Controls whether the banner message text is displayed.
Specifies the text banner message to show on the greeter window.
Set to the themed icon name to use for the greeter logo.
Controls whether to show the restart buttons in the login window.
Controls whether compiz is used as the window manager instead of metacity.
Plug-ins can also be disabled using GConf. For example, if you want to disable the sound plug-in then unset the following key: