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I just upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 and I was wondering if it's possible to show a login banner with text... my company's IT policy requires that some generic text be shown at login. I've seen where you can change the background, so I guess I could make a background with the text in it, but I wanted to see if there is another way.

In Ubuntu 11.04, I was able to do this with the following commands...

sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --type string  --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text "`cat issue.txt`" 
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --type string  --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_text_nochooser "`cat issue.txt`" 
sudo -u gdm gconftool-2 --type boolean --set /apps/gdm/simple-greeter/banner_message_enable true
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I've tried asking a more general question about lightdm themes - askubuntu.com/questions/69151/… - which if answered well might help you. –  Hamish Downer Oct 19 '11 at 7:40
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Answers provided to Hamish Downer's question about LightDM themes linked in the comment to my original question include a suitable answer to this question as well.

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If your question is now answered, you should accept this answer so that the question shows up as answered. Or, you can flag it for closure as a duplicate. –  Scott Severance Oct 26 '11 at 23:35
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