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Allowing users with no password

Sometimes (on LiveCDs for example) you might want to allow users with no password (passwd -d user) to use GDM.

There are two changes to be done. First, edit /etc/pam.d/system-auth and find the module for the auth action:

auth            required try_first_pass

Add nullok to that module's parameters:

auth            required try_first_pass nullok

Second, edit /etc/gdm/custom.conf and add the following line to the [security] section:


Now either restart GDM or kill your current X session with Ctrl+Alt+BkSpace.

packages/gdm.txt · Last modified: 2008-09-07 04:43 by glen