[kde-linux] Send popup message to all users logging via KDE

Jessica Hall jes.hall at kdemail.net
Wed Jul 20 00:57:17 UTC 2005

> On Tuesday 19 July 2005 20:18, Jonathan Chen (jonachen) wrote:
> That's it.   I do not believe putting the script in Autostart will
> work??  Maybe work in /usr/share Autostart?

One slightly different approach you can try depending on exactly what you want 
to say to the user is actually to customise the login banner. You can change 
it to an image of any sort you want and you can also type your own text for 
the greeting. If you want users to agree to not doing anything silly on the 
computer, you could change the login banner to an image on which you've used 
an application like the gimp to write something like:

'Clicking 'login' and logging into our computer systems signifies your 
agreement to these terms: X, Y, and Z'

This can be achieved through Kcontrol -> System Administration -> Login 
Manager. You'll need to click the 'Administrator mode' button to gain root 

Otherwise, you can use a kdialog message box with an 'ok' button or a passive 
popup and place the script in $KDEDIR/share/autostart.


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