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Change login "splash" text in Linux?

Posted on 2009-05-11
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On linux, when you boot up the operating system and you are presented with a console-mode login prompt, various distros of linux and various applications that use linux often add some "splash" text to the beginning.

How do you change that text?

An example of what I mean is shown in the attached image.

trixbox.jpg
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Question by:Frosty555
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by:bob_the_builder
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This might be helpful

http://wiki.arklinux.org/Changing_the_bootup_splash_screen

Cheers,

Bob...
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by:Frosty555
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bob - that's close but i'm not looking for the graphical splash screen for KDE, just to edit the regular textual login message. I need to change that message you see above to include some more specific information about logging into the trixbox web gui.
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Kerem ERSOY earned 500 total points
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Hi,

Then modify the contents of /etc/issue and /etc/issue.net files and you're done :)

Cheers,
K.

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by:Kerem ERSOY
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The /etc/issue is for local logons and /etc/issue.net for network logons. If you want to display some text after the user logons then you would use /etc/motd..
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