[lug] Graphical clickable motd

Michael Hirsch mdhirsch at gmail.com
Sun Apr 3 20:21:40 MDT 2005

On Apr 2, 2005 5:06 PM, Hugh Brown <hugh at math.byu.edu> wrote:
> On Fri, 2005-04-01 at 23:02 -0500, Michael Hirsch wrote:
> > 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.
> >
> > Michael
> I need something they can't delete.  I think xmessage was the quick
> thing I was looking for.  Unfortunately, when the users are logging in,
> they aren't using {x,g,k}dm.  The NoMachine client calls gnome-session
> or startkde directly.  Some research seems to indicate that I can tie in
> to the splash screen start up for both Gnome and KDE
> (/usr/share/gnome/default-session for GNOME and dropping a .desktop file
> in /usr/share/autostart/ for KDE).

In that case use xmessage in the .desktop for for KDE and the file for
GNOME.  Not need to do anything fancier.


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