[SOLVED] login screen can't change username

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[SOLVED] login screen can't change username

Post by mudshark » Fri Jan 12, 2018 10:13 am

stupid question, I have now configured NIS on my fresh install how can I change the user name on the login screen (i.e. get a username box), only the name of the user I created at install time appears, at the moment I'm logging in on the first virtual terminal and running startx
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Re: login screen can't change username

Post by trytip » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:02 am

in the menu search for Login Window open it click Theme and select one of the Arc-Wise Userlist
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Re: login screen can't change username

Post by mudshark » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:20 am

actually now I've ran startx as a NIS user and rebooted that NIS user appears on the login with the local user! :)
however to get a username box I'll try your suggestion, cheers

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Re: login screen can't change username

Post by mudshark » Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:42 am

solved - under 'login window' -> 'Users' tab there is the option 'Allow Manual login' with this set to 'on' it adds the option to enter a username.

PS no Arc-* anything appeared under Themes

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Re: login screen can't change username

Post by trytip » Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:36 pm

i believe you need to install the mint-mdm-themes package to see all available in repos some have all users listed on one page like the Arc Userlist Themes
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Re: login screen can't change username

Post by mudshark » Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:17 am

thanks, but my own reply above is the solution, I don't want a user list (we have lots of users) but simply an input box that you put the username in.

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