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xfce 4.2.1 and turning off computer
Subject: xfce 4.2.1 and turning off computer
Author: Robert Cook    Posted: 2005-08-31 14:25:22    Length: 310 byte(s)
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Hi

Ive just installed the rpms for xfce 4.2.1. But I cant turn off my
computer from the quit menu option dialog box. The option is grayed out
and all I can select is log out. How can I get the other options there
(restart is also grayed out)?

Thanks
Robert

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Subject: xfce 4.2.1 and turning off computer
Author: Jon Solberg    Posted: 2005-08-31 14:49:15    Length: 851 byte(s)
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Robert Cook said the following on 2005-08-31 22:25:

QUOTE
Ive just installed the rpms for xfce 4.2.1. But I cant turn off my
computer from the quit menu option dialog box. The option is grayed out
and all I can select is log out. How can I get the other options there
(restart is also grayed out)?

Are you allowed to turn off/reboot the machine without root access? That
is, can you turn it off from other window managers? As far as I remember
there's an option in bot KDM and GDM to hinder regular users from
turning off a machine.

--
Jon Solberg (remove "nospam" from email address).

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Subject: xfce 4.2.1 and turning off computer
Author: Whiskers    Posted: 2005-08-31 14:56:25    Length: 1,419 byte(s)
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On 2005-08-31, Robert Cook [rc42@kent.ac.uk] wrote:
QUOTE
Hi

Ive just installed the rpms for xfce 4.2.1. But I cant turn off my
computer from the quit menu option dialog box. The option is grayed out
and all I can select is log out. How can I get the other options there
(restart is also grayed out)?

Thanks
Robert

I use XFce4 too.  When I log out, the system goes back to the 'kdm'
graphical login screen, where the menu (icon near the bottom left, or key
Alt-M) includes 'Shutdown' as an option.  To have that work, you need to
run the KDE control centre (kcontrol) and go to 'System - Login Manager -
Shutdown'.  You will need to click on 'Administrator Mode' at the bottom of
that dialogue-box and type in your 'root' password to be able to change
those settings.

Alternatively, bring up a console and su to root to issue th shutdown
command.

Mandrake is sensible to default to no allowing 'just anyone' to shut down,
but it is inconvenient for single-user machines - particularly laptops.

--
-- ^^^^^^^^^^
--  Whiskers
-- ~~~~~~~~~~

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Subject: xfce 4.2.1 and turning off computer
Author: Andrew Preater    Posted: 2005-08-31 17:19:47    Length: 903 byte(s)
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* Robert Cook [rc42@kent.ac.uk]:
QUOTE
Ive just installed the rpms for xfce 4.2.1. But I cant turn off
my computer from the quit menu option dialog box. The option is
grayed out and all I can select is log out.

This is the default, you have to allow users to shutdown or
reboot the machine from xfce:

http://www.xfce.org/index.php?page=documen...&lang=en#logout

You'll need to read up a bit about sudo if you've not used it
before.  Of course, you could always type 'halt' or 'reboot' in
your terminal.

--
Andrew Preater

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Subject: xfce 4.2.1 and turning off computer
Author: Robert Cook    Posted: 2005-09-01 04:16:29    Length: 1,058 byte(s)
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Jon Solberg wrote:
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Robert Cook said the following on 2005-08-31 22:25:


Ive just installed the rpms for xfce 4.2.1. But I cant turn off my
computer from the quit menu option dialog box. The option is grayed out
and all I can select is log out. How can I get the other options there
(restart is also grayed out)?


Are you allowed to turn off/reboot the machine without root access? That
is, can you turn it off from other window managers? As far as I remember
there's an option in bot KDM and GDM to hinder regular users from
turning off a machine.


Yeah I can turn it off from KDE not sure about Gnome as Ive never used
it. Ive also made sure that in Kcontrol under System/Login
Manager/Shutdown it allows everyone to locally.

Thanks

Robert

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Subject: xfce 4.2.1 and turning off computer
Author: Marcel Pol    Posted: 2005-09-01 07:25:18    Length: 1,261 byte(s)
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Recently Andrew Preater [preater+usenet@gmail.com] wrote:

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* Robert Cook [rc42@kent.ac.uk]:
Ive just installed the rpms for xfce 4.2.1. But I cant turn off
my computer from the quit menu option dialog box. The option is
grayed out and all I can select is log out.

This is the default, you have to allow users to shutdown or
reboot the machine from xfce:

http://www.xfce.org/index.php?page=documen...&lang=en#logout

You'll need to read up a bit about sudo if you've not used it
before.  Of course, you could always type 'halt' or 'reboot' in
your terminal.

Yes, that's the way xfce-session in Mandriva 2005 is built, it uses sudo
for allowing normal users to shutdown.
In current Cooker packages, what will become Mandriva 2006, xfce-session
is built with support for usermode-consoleonly, so that a normal user can
shut it down from the xfce menu.

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