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Chapter 7. Desktop

In Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, the GUI console has moved from tty7 to tty1.

7.1. GDM Configuration

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 gconftool2 or gconf-editor to edit these values. The following options exist for the Greeter:
  • /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_enable
    false (Boolean)
    Controls whether the banner message text is displayed.
  • /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text
    NULL (string)
    Specifies the text banner message to show on the greeter window.
  • /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/logo_icon_name
    computer (string)
    Set to the themed icon name to use for the greeter logo.
  • /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/disable_restart_buttons
    false (Boolean)
    Controls whether to show the restart buttons in the login window.
  • /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/wm_use_compiz
    false (Booleans)
    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: /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/settings-manager-plugins/sound/active.