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ShamanSTK
February 8th, 2009, 12:04 AM
Me and my fiance both live on campus and we both have ubuntu intrepid. I want to konw if theres a way to have a message pop up on her desktop with an alert sound and stay there till she reads it. I was hoping for a little privacy, but i'll survive if its a broadcast.

dirk_k
February 28th, 2009, 05:54 PM
You could use linpopup, the linux variant of winpopup, that is also compatible with other windows systems. But I think this could be overkill because you will also be running the Samba server that is intended to share files with windows clients. Maybe it is easier to just use a instant messenger application over the internet, such as Pidgin (using google talk, msn, etc.).

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/gutsy/man1/linpopup.1.html
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/linux-networking-3/is-it-possible-to-send-and-receive-net-send-messages-in-linux-267067/
http://www.pidgin.im/

ranjit.
October 26th, 2011, 06:38 AM
thou the sounds and other alerts are not possible, there seems to be a way in which u can install SSH on both ur systems and also libnotify using the command sudo apt-get install openssh libnotify-bin, then login to the other computer via SSH through your terminal and then type
export DISPLAY=:0.0
notify-send "Title of message" "message text
i hope this works :guitar:

lintoon
October 27th, 2011, 04:23 PM
Google talk is very good for me.
Just need a google mail account.
I use Pidgin on Ubuntu as a Google Talk client.

Highly recommended.

lintoon
October 27th, 2011, 04:33 PM
Settings for pidgin to use googletalk.

Username - Your gmail user (Dont need @gmail.com just the username)
Password - Your googlemail password
Domain - googlemail.com
Resource - talk.google.com
Connection security - requires encryption
File transfer proxies - proxy.eu.jabber.org
Connect port - 5222


Remember to add your friend/partner as a buddy.

Tulainas
May 4th, 2012, 06:20 AM
thou the sounds and other alerts are not possible, there seems to be a way in which u can install SSH on both ur systems and also libnotify using the command sudo apt-get install openssh libnotify-bin, then login to the other computer via SSH through your terminal and then type
export DISPLAY=:0.0
notify-send "Title of message" "message text
i hope this works :guitar:

AMAAAAAAAZING!!!! You just created a monster!!!

I'm using this command in my shell scripts!!! :-D

Thanks!!!

lisati
May 4th, 2012, 06:28 AM
Back to sleep, Pennywise thread.