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Old 08-08-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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Where are shutdown and reboot buttons?


Hey,

I've been running FC4 since it came out so I'm a bit embarrassed to be asking this question since I really should have found out by now. I'm still yet to find options for shut down or reboot. I've been using the 'poweroff' and 'reboot' commands from the run application dialog, but when I choose the logout option, my only choice is to logout, unlike previous versions of FC.

I'm sure I'm missing something simple. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:22 PM   #2
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If you're using KDE, then you need to be using the KDM login manager to get shutdown and reboot options. You also need to go into "Control Center" to set KDM to allow your user to shutdown/reboot.
 
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Sorry, perhaps I should've stated that I am using gnome. Is it a similar procedure?
 
Old 08-08-2005, 01:40 PM   #4
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With GNOME, you need to be using GDM. I'm not positive, but I believe FC uses GDM by default.

IIRC, your shutdown/reboot options should be under the "Actions" menu in GNOME.

[edit:] Oh, with GDM you can configure permission to shutdown/reboot in GDM itself, at the login screen. Uncheck the option "Secure Actions Menu".

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Old 08-08-2005, 03:25 PM   #5
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Have you tried clicking logout? That gives me a choice of Logout , Shutdown , or Restart the computer.
and yes gdm is the default display manager in Fedora. Happy computing, Kurt
 
Old 08-08-2005, 03:34 PM   #6
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Re: Where are shutdown and reboot buttons?

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...when I choose the logout option, my only choice is to logout, unlike previous versions of FC...
I'm at work right now so I haven't been able to try out your suggestions, but I thought it was worth mentioning that when I installed FC4, I did have the normal options (logout, reboot, and shut down). However, after updating all packages with yum, the options disappeared.

Thanks for all the help so far.
 
Old 08-10-2005, 11:16 AM   #7
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Where do I access the gnome display manager?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 02:19 PM   #8
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on gnome desktop i found that clicking desktop than log off it will bring u to log in screen than choose reboot from there that is the easiest way i found to reboot other than ctrl,alt,delete
 
Old 08-10-2005, 04:34 PM   #9
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Re: Where are shutdown and reboot buttons?

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...when I choose the logout option, my only choice is to logout...
I'm sorry, I didn't complain the first time someone said this, but seriously, are you guys reading my original post?
 
Old 08-10-2005, 04:35 PM   #10
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Without shutdown and reboot commands in the gnome menu, the easiest way to do those things is probably to make icons on the desktop for those commands. You could also put them on a panel()right click, choose add to panel --> custom application launcher. the commands halt and reboot should work as theyare aliased to the shutdown command shutdown -h now and shutdown -r now . you could of course specify a different time . Happy computing, Kurt
 
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For anyone interested, I've recently discovered that by having the default run-level set to 3, these options disappear for me. Switching to a default of 5 allows these options.
 
  


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