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Old 07-07-2003, 12:41 AM   #1
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Gdm Configuration Program ????


I am really sorry if this question is so stupid, but i'am such a NEWBIE

I have Red Hat 8 distro. I would like to know what does "GDM CONFIGURATION PROGRAM" MEANS? .

There's a Warning message "The face browser is not configured, please ask your system administrator to enable it on the GDM configuration program"

CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH THIS?

 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:40 AM   #2
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It's not a stupid question at all, it's a valid one.

GDM is the program that controls the login screen. The GDM Configuration Program lets you alter certain things about it.

You can ignore the warning about the face browser, it's not important.

I'm going to file a bug in the Gnome bugzilla, hopefully they will rename this menu item to something a bit more helpful.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 12:46 PM   #3
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In fact, this has been fixed, the next version will have a clearer label.
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:16 PM   #4
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Well, thanks, Anyway I would like to learn more about it. How can I'll forget the face stuff, but isnt it important for any other thing?
Which features does the GDM Configuration program has? Why is it used.? Is it important to know about it? What does GDM stands for?

I'm sorry for such a lot questions.....

Please !!
 
Old 07-07-2003, 02:19 PM   #5
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I'm sorry, about the last one. When I wrote "how can I'll forget... " I meant, I will forget the face stuff....
 
Old 07-07-2003, 04:10 PM   #6
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GDM = Gnome Display Manager.

It draws the login screen, and manages graphical sessions on your computer

It also allows people to connect remotely, when that feature is enabled. If you have an X server (they are available for all operating systems) then you can connect to the computer and get the login screen, and login just as normal from anywhere.
 
  


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