I am using Ubuntu 20.04.1. Recently (I haven't noticed exactly when), the graphic login screen of Ubuntu started showing the login names (the first field in the
/etc/passwd file) instead of the full user names as set in the 5th (comment) field in the
A copy of my Ubuntu user definition from
/etc/passwd is given below:
For this user, I am expecting the full name Fedon Kadifeli to be displayed on the graphical login user selection screen at the right of the account picture. However, the login name fedon is displayed instead. However, after I select the user and switch to the graphical password entry screen, the full user name of the selected login name is displayed (as expected).
How can I set Ubuntu to display the full names in the login screen again?
I have a test (virtual) system with exactly the same Ubuntu version and it displays the user names correctly in the login screen. I need to find the difference between these the two systems. The user entries in
/etc/passwdare exactly the same on both systems. I have checked Settings -> Users on both systems and the user definitions are also the same.
I tried to change the entries in
dconf-editor. However, they have no effect. I guess the changes are made for the current user, whereas a system-wide configuration should be needed for the login screen!
I have also looked at: https://help.gnome.org/admin/system-admin-guide/stable/login.html.en , but I found nothing useful.
May be important:
There is an "accessibility" icon (the little guy with open arms) on the log in screen. I have not enabled any accessibility option; all options are in their defaults which is off. However, when I enable the Large Text option, the text becomes larger and the login names change to full user names. Even after I disable the Large Text option back to its original off position, the text reverts back to its normal (smaller) size, but the full user names stay on the screen (exactly as I want them). However, this state is not preserved after reboot.
I have a feeling that this problem may be related to another one observed on my system: After system boot, many processes belonging to `gdm` user are created