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Old 12-11-2007, 08:30 PM
Todd Denniston
 
Default where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text?

where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text in Fedora 8?
/etc/X11/gdm/ is empty [actually I think I may have created it]

and in /etc/gdm
I can see other changes I made, like
=================
--- custom.conf 2007/12/11 20:11:36 1.1
+++ custom.conf 2007/12/11 21:00:18
@@ -62,6 +62,17 @@

[greeter]

+
+
+Use24Clock=yes
+
+
+DefaultWelcome=false
+
+
+
+Browser=false
+
[chooser]

[debug]
=================

and when I type "This computer will explode in...", into gdmsetup's Local tab
-> Welcome Message -> Custom: area, it shows up on the front of gdm, so I know
it is changing it some where, but it is not in /etc/gdm/custom.conf.


even `find /etc/ -newer RCS/custom.conf,v` does not find me a file containing
the text I typed in.


I need to be able to make the modification with out using a GUI, because I
need this done using a script as folks do the install (aka an anaconda post
script).


because adding "Welcome=from the file." to /etc/gdm/custom.conf in the
"[greeter]" section does not work as the manual[1] indicates it should, So in
which file do I make my mod?

=================
--- custom.conf 2007/12/11 20:11:36 1.1
+++ custom.conf 2007/12/11 21:07:50
@@ -62,6 +62,21 @@

[greeter]

+
+
+Use24Clock=yes
+
+
+DefaultWelcome=false
+
+Welcome=from the file.
+
+Browser=false
+
+
+
+
+
[chooser]

[debug]
=================

Or have I just stumbled across something that needs to be in bugzilla?

[1] http://www.gnome.org/projects/gdm/docs/2.20/configuration.html#greetersection


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Old 12-12-2007, 01:51 AM
Tim
 
Default where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text?

On Tue, 2007-12-11 at 16:30 -0500, Todd Denniston wrote:
> where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text in Fedora 8?
> /etc/X11/gdm/ is empty [actually I think I may have created it]
>
> and in /etc/gdm
> I can see other changes I made

On FC7, I have the following in /etc/gdm/custom.conf

[greeter]
DefaultWelcome=false
Welcome=Welcome to %n

Welcome= has a string, rather than a file path.

Long ago I made a custom GDM greeter, it was a theme that I made where I
could customise such things, rather than customising that (above
mentioned) file.

That configuration file has a reference to
"/usr/share/gdm/defaults.conf". And there's another file which has all
the "default" multi-lingual texts.

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Old 12-12-2007, 01:41 PM
Todd Denniston
 
Default where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text?

Tim wrote, On 12/11/2007 09:51 PM:

On Tue, 2007-12-11 at 16:30 -0500, Todd Denniston wrote:

where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text in Fedora 8?
/etc/X11/gdm/ is empty [actually I think I may have created it]

and in /etc/gdm
I can see other changes I made


On FC7, I have the following in /etc/gdm/custom.conf

[greeter]
DefaultWelcome=false
Welcome=Welcome to %n

Welcome= has a string, rather than a file path.


Understood.
If you look a little farther down in my original email you will see that I did
set

[greeter]
Use24Clock=yes
DefaultWelcome=false
Welcome=from the file.

but it did not show up on the screen when I Ctrl-Alt-Backspace (kill X and let
gdm restart) which had worked in FC4 for updating it.


However !!!!!! this morning, as I was preparing to respond to your email I
booted the machine up and it was displaying "from the file.", so I modified it
to "from the file 12 Dec 2007." rebooted the machine and the new change was
displayed.


So I suppose that there has been a change such that killing the X server no
longer causes gdm to re-read it's config files, which means that now to get
the hand change to show you need to either reboot or issue gdm-restart.


BTW just tested change + gdm-restart and it works as expected.

Thanks for the feedback, and sorry for any confusion.
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Old 12-12-2007, 02:46 PM
David Boles
 
Default where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text?

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Todd Denniston wrote:
> Tim wrote, On 12/11/2007 09:51 PM:
>> On Tue, 2007-12-11 at 16:30 -0500, Todd Denniston wrote:
>>> where does gdmsetup hide the "Welcome" text in Fedora 8?
>>> /etc/X11/gdm/ is empty [actually I think I may have created it]
>>>
>>> and in /etc/gdm
>>> I can see other changes I made
>>
>> On FC7, I have the following in /etc/gdm/custom.conf
>>
>> [greeter]
>> DefaultWelcome=false
>> Welcome=Welcome to %n
>>
>> Welcome= has a string, rather than a file path.
>>
> Understood.
> If you look a little farther down in my original email you will see that
> I did set
> [greeter]
> Use24Clock=yes
> DefaultWelcome=false
> Welcome=from the file.
>
> but it did not show up on the screen when I Ctrl-Alt-Backspace (kill X
> and let gdm restart) which had worked in FC4 for updating it.
>
> However !!!!!! this morning, as I was preparing to respond to your email
> I booted the machine up and it was displaying "from the file.", so I
> modified it to "from the file 12 Dec 2007." rebooted the machine and the
> new change was displayed.
>
> So I suppose that there has been a change such that killing the X server
> no longer causes gdm to re-read it's config files, which means that now
> to get the hand change to show you need to either reboot or issue
> gdm-restart.
>
> BTW just tested change + gdm-restart and it works as expected.
>
> Thanks for the feedback, and sorry for any confusion.


Read the description and *instructions* at the top of custom.conf. ;-)

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