[lug] Graphical clickable motd

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at gmail.com
Fri Apr 1 21:02:56 MST 2005

On Apr 1, 2005 4:44 PM, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote:
> I've get a system set up that is using the NoMachine software (kind of
> cool actually), and need to set up a motd for gnome and kde to tell people
> not to do compute intensive stuff on the terminal server.  I'd like the
> motd/notice to be a little gui window with an OK button that pops up
> everytime gnome/kde is started.
> A quick and dirty would be to modify the splash screen, but it wouldn't
> force the users to acknowledge it.  Does anyone have any ideas about how
> to tie in to the gnome/kde session start up process?

Once you figure out where to run the script, you can easily put up
popup windows with xmessage.  For more complex stuff it looks like
Xdialog will work.  I know there is a KDE specific variation, but I
can't recall the name.  I'd be surprised if there weren't a GNOME
version, too.

For a single user you can just put it in ~/.kde/Autostart, but they
can always delete it.  I'm not sure how you add it to all startups.


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