GDM prompts the user for their username twice when "disable-user-list" is set.

Solution Verified - Updated -


  • Disable user-list for gdm login screen in RHEL7.
  • Boot the machine and leave for a few minutes. The screen goes blank. Move the mouse and the "screen shield" appears. Lift the shield,
    type a username and press Enter. It then ignores what user typed and prompts for the username again.


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0
  • gdm-3.8.4-27.el7.x86_64

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