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Asked by peilichao on 2010-01-12

Just installed Ubuntu 9.10.
I am trying to add a warning banner before user login.
I know the gdmsetup does not offered GUI option in this version.
I do not see custom.conf in here /etc/gdm.
Can anyone tell me exactly which file I should modify to create the banner?

Thanks

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2010-12-02
Sam_ (and-sam) said : #1

The only idea which comes to my mind is, instead of using a face image for each user make it a stop sign or whatever.
/usr/share/pixmaps/faces

system preferences -> user data (or alike, I've german local)

Or work through this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1333683
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2009/10/change-karmic-gdm.html
http://library.gnome.org/admin/gdm/2.28/overview.html.en_GB

Erik Meitner (e.meitner) said : #2

Running Lucid(maybe Karmic too) you can do:
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text "message here"
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set --type string /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text_nochooser "message here"
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --set --type boolean /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_enable true

Note that you can set the text for the case the user list(chooser) is present and when it is not used.

jimmyjump (jimmyjump) said : #3

Hi I followed the above instructions from Erik Meitner but I still don't see any text on the GDM login screen. I also installed gdm2setup and enabled it there but no luck. I am running Ubuntu Lucid 10.04.1 LTS. Can anyone please give a clue to how I can enable a banner message for gnome logins? I can post any info needed.

Thank you

Erik Meitner (e.meitner) said : #4

Jimmyjump: Did you reboot or restart GDM after you made the change?

jimmyjump (jimmyjump) said : #5

Hi Erik,

It seems to work when i configure on a fresh install. Sorry to waste your time.

Thank you

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