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I have an install of Red Hat 6.1 and I can't for the life of me find the answer to this question.


On the GUI login page, I would like to have the /etc/issue banner displayed.  It would be great if it was dynamic in nature and would just display the text from /etc/issue but at this point I will take what I can get.


Where does this get changed?


Do I need to do a custom login theme?


Thanks for any help you can give me.




RedHat's graphical console uses GDM for login management. Adding a short blurb to the login page is fairly trivial (just modify the "[greeter]" section of the /etc/gdm/custom.conf file). If you want something a bit more complex, you might want to look at





Thanks for the quick reply!


That has pointed me in the right direction for sure.


I have added a few different things to that section based on various web searches but it is still not working for me. 


I also need to get rid of the usernames that are displayed and I am sure this has put me on the right track.


Once I get it figured out I will post back my findings.




I did not have any luck with modifying the [greeter] section of the custom.conf file.


I began looking into using the gconftool2 but there again it was with no success. 

Using gcsontool2 I can set the banner and tell the system to not display users but at this point that only updates the gconf for the root user and has no effect on the login screen at all.

I am going to continue to beat the bushes on the gconf config front I guess.


For an hour or so I worked with trying to place a script in the /etc/gdm/PreSession and Postlogin areas but again without any success.


Still trying to get this figured out but not having any luck.



This is a known limitaiton of gdm ( https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=652971 )


Please use the workaround as documented  at - https://access.redhat.com/kb/docs/DOC-45254