[K12OSN] Broadcast message

David Trask dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us
Fri Oct 29 15:00:55 UTC 2004

Ok...I've never played with xmessage until now....I just tried it, but  
xmessage -Hi There!  only shows up on my onw desktop.....how do I
broadcast to all or at least to a chosen user?

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Friday, October 29, 2004 at 10:32 AM +0000 wrote:
>This can be done using xmessage. Since it is part of XFree86, we don't 
>have to worry about which window manager is being used.
>One thing I'm not sure about are permission settings with xauth. It also 
>need to have the DISPLAY environmental variable temporarily set to the 
>display you wish the message to pop up on.
>David Trask wrote:
>>Ok....I think it's time we find a way to do this and incorporate it as a
>>feature in something like TeacherTool.  It has been brought up way too
>>many times.  This is a feature in Windows Terminal Server 2003 and should
>>be in K12ltsp as well if we can figure it out.  Any ideas?

David N. Trask
Technology Teacher/Coordinator
Vassalboro Community School
dtrask at vcs.u52.k12.me.us

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