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Old 09-20-2005, 05:06 PM   #1
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Login Banner in Graphical Mode??


Hello All,

I need to display a banner of text on Red Hat 9 when in graphical login mode (init 5). I know that /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net are used in the text mode, but I can't find where to mod the graphical banner?

Thanks in advance!!
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Old 09-20-2005, 07:09 PM   #2
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this depends on what display manager you use for login. also, this is to do a small message, like a single line of text, not a big informational piece.

if you use kdm, edit "GreetString=" in /etc/X11/xdm/kdmrc
if you use gdm, edit "Welcome=" in /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf
if you use something else, then i don't know.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 09:32 AM   #3
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Thanks jillande for the info! I'm using KDE on over 20 systems, and need to post a banner on the login screen of all of them.

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Old 09-21-2005, 12:18 PM   #4
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Well why do u want displaying a msg in graphical way Use simple way to display.
 
Old 09-21-2005, 12:33 PM   #5
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Some systems use init 3 (text mode) and some use init 5 (graphical mode). I need to display a notice on the login screen that can be read before login. MOTD will not do what is needed. Therefore I wanted a way to display this on the login screen on both types of logins. If you have a better suggestion, please enlighten me?

thanks,
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Old 09-22-2005, 11:57 AM   #6
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well i don't knw properly but you may try by editing /etc/rc.local

find 'touch /var/lock/subsys/local'

insert any message (by echoing) and after all echo put >>/etc/issue
eg:- echo"Welcome" >> /etc/issue

save it

copy /etc/issue to /etc/issue.orig
 
  


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