Acknowledge consent before login

Stephen Berg (Contractor) stephen.berg.ctr at
Mon Jul 14 12:16:23 UTC 2008

I'm searching for a method to display a consent to monitoring statement 
on either GDM or KDM in Fedora 9.  I'm not tied into either display 
manager so whichever one is easiest to set up wins.  The message 
displayed is about 25 lines in a standard text file layout, and all 
users must acknowledge the statement by clicking an OK button before 
they are allowed a login attempt.  This was pretty easy to do under Core 
6 by having /etc/motd contain the required text and referencing it in 
/etc/gdm/custom.conf like so:

InfoMsgFont=Courier Bold 17

Has anyone found a way to set this up in Fedora 9?  GDM doesn't seem to 
pay any attention to the greeter section in custom.conf any longer.

Stephen Berg
Systems Administrator
NRL Code: 7321
Office: 228-688-5738
stephen.berg.ctr at 

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