Bug 126747 - gdm unable to display Welcome banner in Bluecurve theme
gdm unable to display Welcome banner in Bluecurve theme
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: redhat-artwork (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Zeuthen
: 120979 123214 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2004-06-25 13:19 EDT by Valdis Kletnieks
Modified: 2013-03-05 22:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-28 01:11:25 EDT
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Sample patch to allow Welcome banner to work (640 bytes, patch)
2004-06-25 13:23 EDT, Valdis Kletnieks
no flags Details | Diff
Rediffed for redhat-artwork-0.122-3 (557 bytes, patch)
2005-04-26 12:27 EDT, Valdis Kletnieks
no flags Details | Diff

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Description Valdis Kletnieks 2004-06-25 13:19:55 EDT
Description of problem:
The Bluecurve.xml file lacks a definition for the Welcome banner
set in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf, so it isn't displayed.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Try to set a Welcome banner

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select Bluecurve theme in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf
2. Set a 'Welcome=This wont be displayed' in that file.
3. Get to the gdm login screen, and see that it isn't displayed.
Actual results:
The Welcome banner isn't displayed

Expected results:
A displayed banner.

Additional info:
This is a major problem for those sites which use the banner to
display AUP info or other (possibly legally mandated) warnings.

Patch attached.
Comment 1 Valdis Kletnieks 2004-06-25 13:23:56 EDT
Created attachment 101424 [details]
Sample patch to allow Welcome banner to work

If anybody has a better way to deal with the 'normal color= font=' besides
hard-coding it, feel free to improve it.  I have *no* clue where the
"stock type='welcome-label/'" is supposed to get its defaults from....
Comment 2 Miloslav Trmac 2004-06-28 11:34:16 EDT
*** Bug 123214 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Miloslav Trmac 2004-06-28 11:34:23 EDT
*** Bug 120979 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 4 Valdis Kletnieks 2004-06-28 16:00:18 EDT
To quote Homer Simpson: "D'Oh".  I forgot I had opened 123214. ;)
Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 11:45:40 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 6 Valdis Kletnieks 2005-04-26 12:27:34 EDT
Created attachment 113676 [details]
Rediffed for redhat-artwork-0.122-3
Comment 7 Valdis Kletnieks 2005-04-26 12:28:59 EDT
Still an issue in the current -devel tree (redhat-artwork-0.122-3).  I've
attached a rediff'ed patch against that version.
Comment 8 Rahul Sundaram 2005-08-12 20:15:23 EDT
Setting severity to high since patch is available. In future we need a new
keyword for this
Comment 9 Matthias Clasen 2008-03-28 01:11:25 EDT
This bug has been filed against FC2, and in the meantime, gdm has been
rewritten, and doesn't support the Bluecurve theme anymore. Closing.

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