Creating a login greeting

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Creating a login greeting

Postby davejustdave on Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:06 pm

hello everyone, after much searching around found out how to make a personal greeting every time you log in. The 2 programs you will need are espeak(included with mint) and pacpl which takes a second or two to get from package manager. I did this on linux mint 11 but with some small changes im sure would work on other versions.

from the terminal create your greeting in .wav format
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espeak "your text here" -w filename.wav

next convert the .wav to .ogg
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pacpl --to ogg filename.wav

close the terminal, then press Alt+F2, paste in the following
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gksu nautilus /usr/share/sounds/LinuxMint/stereo

enter your password
rename desktop-login.ogg to desktop-login-original.ogg
go to where filename.ogg was saved and cut and paste into
rename it to desktop-login.ogg
log out then log in and hear your greeting.
A alternate way of making a .wav file is to go to
easy to make a .wav file in your choice of male or female voice in a variety of languages.
If you are in a 2001 a space odyssey kind of mood go to
and download some soundclips of HAL. "I feel much better now, I really do."
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Re: Creating a login greeting

Postby cowsquad on Wed May 02, 2012 8:21 pm

Awesome I would like to try this

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Re: Creating a login greeting

Postby Decent4u on Sun Jan 27, 2013 8:15 am

Usefull tip thanks...
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