Configuring options in gdm.conf
- To open the
/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf file for editing in the Pico editor, type
pico /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf. Press Enter.
- To turn off root logins through
gdm, go to the
AllowRoot=1 command line and replace the 1 with a
0 and then press Enter.
- To save the file, you would type Control-X. We will do this for you. Click anywhere on the screen to continue.
- To save your changes, select Y for Yes.
- Pico now asks what file name you would like to save this file as. To accept the default file name that Pico gives, press Enter.
- This completes the simulation.
Configuration File - gdm.conf
The daemon and the accompanying utilities share a common configuration file: etc/gdm/gdm.conf.
The configuration file is divided into sections each containing variables that define the behaviour for a specific part of the GDM suite.
gdm.conf follows the standard GNOME configuration file syntax. Keywords in brackets define sections, strings before an equal sign (=) are variables and the data after equal sign represents their value.
In general, 0 represents disable and 1 represents enable for boolean configuration options.