Showing rebooting notifications in lightdm / unity greeter

Alec Warner antarus at
Fri Feb 8 20:10:39 UTC 2013

On Fri, Feb 8, 2013 at 11:24 AM, Dmitrijs Ledkovs
<dmitrij.ledkov at> wrote:
> On 7 February 2013 18:24, Alec Warner <antarus at> wrote:
>> We use the reboot-required file and the freedesktop notification
>> framework to notify users that they should reboot.
>> Users have requested that we show a notice at login time (before they
>> login and start working.) Does anyone know if such a notification is
>> feasible in the Greeter interface?
> Notifications do work during greeter (at least in quantal and up)
> E.g. network indicator can show connected/not-connected bubble.

I'm on the P LTS. Do you know what I need to backport to get it?


> I do wonder if one can add a custom indicator indicating that restart
> is required. Or have the system cog go read and say restart required
> there.
> I guess somebody on unity-design mailing list might know better than me.
> Regards,
> Dmitrijs.

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