Linux Logo

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Linux Logo for SME 7.x and newer

Linux Logo shows a logo with some System Info.

It supports Linux (most architectures) and some non-Linux OSes.

See the author's homepage and Linux Logo article for more details.

Linux logo SME.png

Before starting

First, you need to add dag repository.

See the quick howto here

Installing linux_logo RPM

Install linux_logo with the followwing command:

yum install linux_logo --enablerepo=dag

You now need to download the SME style logo with the following command:

cd /root
wget "http://mirror.contribs.org/contribs/sgomez/contribs/linux_logo/sme.logo"

There are many ways and options to launch linux_logo... Here's one method!

Edit the file /root/.bash_profile and add the following at the end of the file:

# Launch linux_logo
linux_logo -u -D /root/sme.logo

For more info, refer to the man page:

man linux_logo

Install SME logo for all users on SME8

yum install linux_logo --enablerepo=dag -y
cd /
wget "http://mirror.contribs.org/contribs/sgomez/contribs/linux_logo/sme.logo" -O sme.logo
echo "linux_logo -u -D /sme.logo" >> /etc/profile


There are are several sites like this one http://patorjk.com/software/taag/ or http://www.network-science.de/ascii/ where you can easily generate your own text logo in many shapes and sizes. Here is just one:

######## ##     ##    ###    ##     ## ########  ##       ######## 
##        ##   ##    ## ##   ###   ### ##     ## ##       ##       
##         ## ##    ##   ##  #### #### ##     ## ##       ##       
######      ###    ##     ## ## ### ## ########  ##       ######   
##         ## ##   ######### ##     ## ##        ##       ##       
##        ##   ##  ##     ## ##     ## ##        ##       ##       
######## ##     ## ##     ## ##     ## ##        ######## ######## 

One use of making a quick custom label is to make a logo of the name of the machine. Especially if you manage many servers, a bold machine name showing up when you login is a nice reminder as to where you are.

Sylvain Gomez