kirkland at ubuntu.com
Thu Nov 20 16:48:57 GMT 2008
On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 10:18 AM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Nov 20, 2008 at 09:49:08AM -0600, Dustin Kirkland wrote:
>> To access official Ubuntu documentation, please visit:
> Couldn't this be shortened to one line?
> Access official Ubuntu documentation at http://help.ubuntu.com/
I'd agree with that.
> The disclaimer does seem excessive, particularly from the sense of being
> a "Message of the Day", since it will never change. Displaying it one
> time on first boot, and then just a short reference after would make
Agreed, thanks. I'm looking for some consensus, if there's any more
> Your system uses free software; please see ... for terms.
> What might be slick would be if this could detect if non-free software
> is installed on the system, and highlight that too.
That would be easy to implement with an update-motd hook, if someone
has a script that detects non-free software. We'd just need to find
the right package to put that script in, and install a symlink it
into, say, /etc/update-motd/daily.
> Unrelated question - will the motd be able to highlight and warn on
> conditions like low disk space, excessive cpu temps, battery/hardware
> recalls, etc.?
Install landscape-common, and see landscape-sysinfo ... It collects
some really cool stuff, and puts it into your MOTD. Mine currently
System load: 0.26 Swap usage: 0% Users logged in: 1
Usage of /: 55.7% of 19.84GB Temperature: 47 C
Memory usage: 43% Processes: 184
=> /local is using 87.4% of 85.50GB
You might open a feature request bug against landscape-client to
highlight warning/error/danger situations somehow.
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