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Debian login screen

#1 Post by Lonewolf71 »

Hi guys.
I am tinkering with Debian 10, cause Mint was crashing so much on my old desktop.
How do I remove certain items on the login screen? All I want is the time, power options and name of my system, and my clock configured to normal time instead of military time.
I have watched some youtube videos on configuring slick-greeter, but I still have to type my username and not just my password. Is this normal for Debian?
I'm not sure why they are not showing up completely, you might have to open image in new tab.

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#2 Post by FreewheelinFrank »

It's normal. You need to edit the .conf file.

https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM

The three blue dots is the delete option in the settings options in your theme.

Clock uses standard script formatting characters I think:

https://www.linuxsecrets.com/mxlinux-wi ... ripts.html

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#3 Post by Lonewolf71 »

It's normal. You need to edit the .conf file.
What line in lightdm.conf removes the username so all I have to do is enter my password?

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Lonewolf71 wrote:
It's normal. You need to edit the .conf file.
What line in lightdm.conf removes the username so all I have to do is enter my password?

https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM#Enable_user_list

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FreewheelinFrank wrote:
Lonewolf71 wrote:
It's normal. You need to edit the .conf file.
What line in lightdm.conf removes the username so all I have to do is enter my password?

https://wiki.debian.org/LightDM#Enable_user_list
Do I have to create this file?....d/01_my.conf

EDIT: I figured out my mistake...I edited the wrong area in lightdm.conf

https://sendvid.com/2btoh246

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#6 Post by cds60601 »

Lonewolf71 wrote: Do I have to create this file?....d/01_my.conf
You can if you keep greeter-hide-users=false in lightdm.conf
I have mine set as false and my users.conf looks like this:

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[UserList]
minimum-uid=500
hidden-users=nobody nobody4 noaccess
hidden-shells=/bin/false /usr/sbin/nologin /sbin/nologin
In my setup, there isn't anything above 500 except for my login.
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#7 Post by Lonewolf71 »

What am I doing wrong? The only icons I want to see on my login screen are my clock and hostname (top right corner), but no matter what settings I use the other one's won't go away!

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#8 Post by FreewheelinFrank »

I expect you need to move the slider over.

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FreewheelinFrank wrote: 2021-07-16 07:52 I expect you need to move the slider over.
Meaning???

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Lonewolf71 wrote: 2021-07-16 10:25
FreewheelinFrank wrote: 2021-07-16 07:52 I expect you need to move the slider over.
Meaning???
Meaning there is a slider next to "Redefine Indicators" which I assume locks the settings. Grab the circle in the slider with a right click and move it to the right, Then try highlighting and deleting the entries you don't want.

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FreewheelinFrank wrote: 2021-07-16 10:50
Lonewolf71 wrote: 2021-07-16 10:25
FreewheelinFrank wrote: 2021-07-16 07:52 I expect you need to move the slider over.
Meaning???
Meaning there is a slider next to "Redefine Indicators" which I assume locks the settings. Grab the circle in the slider with a right click and move it to the right, Then try highlighting and deleting the entries you don't want.
I have tried that already, and they are still showing

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#12 Post by FreewheelinFrank »

Apologies for late reply, but I've just been able to get on my XFCE laptop.

It's actually the minus symbol that deletes an entry - the icon on the right is predefined templates.

After moving the slider to the right I could delete the clock.

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