In RedHat 6.1, the default KDE login window shows a dialog box with a space to
type in the user name, one in which to type the user password, and a drop down
list to select the window manager/desktop environment of choice. By making the
following changes to
/usr/share/config/kdmrc, user icons will appear in
the top of the login box.
Here is what the default lines that control user icon view in kdmrc look like (other
lines between these two are not shown, and are represented by "..."):
#Users=root;johndoe ... UserView=false
Here are the same lines after editing; delete the comment character ("#") in front of "Users=..." and change "johndoe" to your username (if there are more user accounts on your system, you may add their usernames here, separated by semi-colons as shown). Change "UserView=false" to "UserView=true" as shown here:
Users=root;johnpipe ... UserView=true
Now, when you login, you may click on an icon with the mouse to enter the user name; you must still type in your password.