[CentOS] How to display the IP on the welcome screen [SOLVED]

Patrick DERWAEL patrick at derwael.be
Wed Apr 21 09:08:39 UTC 2010


Well, I have had to tweak this it a little, bit it finally worked fine.
Initlally, the arial.ttf could not be found, so that I had to force the use
of courier regular
I'm using the standard default Treeflower theme.
The following does toe job:

cd /usr/share/gdm/themes/TreeFlower/background.png \
/usr/share/gdm/themes/TreeFlower/background-original.png

gedit /etc/gdm/Init/Default

Insert the following lines
cd /usr/share/gdm/themes/TreeFlower
convert -pointsize 40 -font Courier-Regular -draw \
"fill yellow text 1500,200 \" \
`ifconfig eth0 | awk '/inet addr/{print $2 }'`\"" \
background-original.png background.png

between
sysmodmap=/etc/X11/Xmodmap

and
XMODMAP=`gdmwhich xmodmap`

Thanks for the help !!

2010/4/21 Mogens Kjaer <mk at crc.dk>

> On 04/20/2010 07:49 PM, Patrick Derwael wrote:
> > Ideally, it should be displayed on the GUI, like the date/time and
> hostname
>
> http://elder-geek.blogspot.com/2009/09/ip-address-on-gdm-login-page.html
>
> Mogens
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