Fixing 'Welcome to Ubuntu' in Virtual Console. (update-motd)

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Fixing 'Welcome to Ubuntu' in Virtual Console. (update-motd)

Post by distro hopper » Thu May 06, 2010 6:01 pm

Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04 now use a series of scripts to generate the motd 'on the fly'. Simply editing /etc/motd will not do it, but looking at the scripts located in /etc/update-motd.d/, you'll find the file 10-help-text, which sends the welcome to Ubuntu message. Feel free to change it to something more 'Minty'.

Another thing I noticed was the other crap that's being run by these scripts. (They're running more scripts/programs) which seem to be slowing down my entry to the shell. If you don't want need some of this stuff, look into what these other executables are doing and possibly remove the stuff you don't want/need.

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Re: Fixing 'Welcome to Ubuntu' in Virtual Console. (update-m

Post by remoulder » Fri May 07, 2010 8:39 am

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