Originally Posted by mccartjd
Is there a MOTD for users who login GUI. If not is there a default startup file for all users? I have not seen anything about a startup group when users login.
I am not aware of any general mechanism set up to deliver a MODT that will work with a GUI. However there might be some things that you could adapt for your needs. I have little direct experience in this area so I can only point you in general directions.
One thing you could check out is to see what hooks the GUI login manager has. For example, I know that gdm
, but put any changes in etc/gdm/gdm.conf-custom
). The KDE login manager and xdm
might have similar capabilities. I haven't checked.
The individual desktop environments (Gnome, KDE, etc) may also have features you can exploit. Again, the specifics will depend on the DE you are using. Gnome has System -> Preferences -> Session -> Startup_programs, which is set up for the indivual user to change. While this per-user GUI interface is not attractive from an administrative view point, there may be a conventient non-graphical way to adminster this. I really haven't gotten into that area. (maybe start by Googling "gconf".)
That pretty much exhausts my knowledge of this. So I wish you good luck!