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Slackware's Annoying Messages

Posted on 1999-07-14
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Last Modified: 2013-12-15
Greetings! I've got Slackware 4.0 and I would like to know how to turn off those messages that clog my screen everytime I log-in. Man, this looks like those Windoze "Tip of the day" kind of crap...


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wouterw earned 200 total points
ID: 1629615
What messages are you referring to??

usually when logging in, /etc/motd will be displayed, and if you have fortune installed, then that will display a random message every time you log in.

One other option would be to put clrscr in your .profile in your homedirectory.

Good luck.

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ID: 1629616
I get random messages... What is this fortune thing? How can I disable it?

Expert Comment

ID: 1629617
Fortune is a program which will display a random 'quote of the day' when you log in.
just remove the fortune package from your slackware setup, or check your .profile or /etc/profile. fortune should be in one of those.

Good luck.

Author Comment

ID: 1629618
Thanks! I didn't know about the '/etc/profile' file... It must be a generic profile that applies to all users, right? Well, my problem is solved and here are your points.

 Thanks again!

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