I am looking for Gnome alternative to KDE write daemon. My goal is to notify Gnome users of coming system reboot or shutdown on the localhost. If the user is logged in KDE and I issue
shutdown -r +5 via SSH, the user gets notified by the respective KDE daemon. However, the Gnome user is left in the dark. The only way for the Gnome user to find out of upcoming shutdown is to open a Terminal. I looked at few options, including
notify-send and they are not what I need. The KDE write daemon pops up on certain time periods, while
notify-send is one time notification, unless I run it in a loop or so.
OS: Ubuntu Linux 10.04, 64-bit, has both Gnome and KDE.
Is there any such notification tool in Gnome?