[Mageia-dev] xguest and the display manager

Wolfgang Bornath molch.b at googlemail.com
Mon Feb 20 17:06:21 CET 2012

2012/2/20 John Balcaen <mikala at mageia.org>:
> 2012/2/20 Olav Vitters <olav at vitters.nl>:
> [...].
>> I agree that you don't want a package. But no problem with a checkbox
>> somewhere which does the right thing (configuring, etc). I think the
>> "System Settings" in GNOME allows you to easily setup a new account, so
>> IMO, functionality is not needed..
> In fact xguest is (well was) more thant a simply new account and has
> (had) at least 2 nice functionnalities:
> - the shell is restricted
> - the user home was on tmpfs clean on every log out of xguest user.
> The last functionnality was especially useful for debugging purpose
> because it was easy to test the « default mageia» setup.
> Somehow this functionnality was broken during the mga2 developement so
> now xguest account is just a restricted shell.

Oh! I did not notice that (did not use it lately). This temporary user
home was the top reason for having xguest at all! If this
functionality is gone I don't see any reason for xguest.


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