[CentOS] centos6 - failsafe terminal on login screen

James Pearson james-p at moving-picture.com
Thu Oct 4 08:54:35 EDT 2012


Miranda Hawarden-Ogata wrote:
> 
> If I just have "Exec=/usr/bin/xterm" in failsafe.desktop I can get the xterm 
> to appear with just a normal prompt, with no automatic script execution.
> 
> If I put "Exec=/usr/bin/xterm -e ssh guest at server" it pops up a second 
> password entry but then kicks out after the password is entered.
> 
> If I put anything else in the Exec field, I just get a regular gnome 
> desktop.
> 
> I'm not sure what else to try, or how to get the script to run in the xterm 
> automatically... there's probably something really silly that I'm missing, 
> but at this point I've been staring at this so long I'm just not seeing it.

You could write a simple script that does all you need and just call 
this script via the "Exec=..." line - this is actually what I do in my 
failsafe.desktop file - although I don't know if this will help in your case

James Pearson


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