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Old 05-04-2009, 01:56 PM   #1
debianboy
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Question Shutting Down XFCE in Debian


Hello Everyone,

I have Debian 5.0 Lenny installed on my computer with XFCE. When i go to shutdown, i can't. I have to log out and shutdown from my login screen. Does anyone know what i have to do to be able to shutdown without logging out???

I was thinking about making a launcher to run the command "shutdown" with the proper parameters, so i right clicked my panel, clicked Add new Panel Item, selected Launcher, and entered the information it needed, however it didn't work because i need to be root to be able to run that command. Does anyone know how to make a launcher that will run a command as root, because if you did i could easily solve my problem.

Anyways, thanks in advance
 
Old 05-04-2009, 02:17 PM   #2
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You might just have to add your user to the "shutdown" group.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 02:36 PM   #3
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You might just have to add your user to the "shutdown" group.
Hi pljvaldez, could you please explain how to do that???? Sorry, I'm a semi-noob in linux; i got most of the basics down, but i'm not sure of everything yet *lol*

Thanks
 
Old 05-04-2009, 02:36 PM   #4
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Found this in a mail list

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Have you read '/usr/share/doc/xfce4-session/README.Debian'?

=== QUOTE ===
Managing shutdown
-----------------

There are three ways to enable user to shutdown the computer from Xfce:

- use sudo, and allow user to run /usr/sbin/xfsm-shutdown-helper in sudoers
- use dbus and hal
- hal and dbus should be installed, up and running
- user should be in powerdev group
- use policykit and a compatible login manager (gdm is known to work)
=== END QUOTE ===

The following is an implementation of the first solution..
http://mydebian.blogdns.org/?p=228
 
Old 05-04-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
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Found this in a mail list




The following is an implementation of the first solution..
http://mydebian.blogdns.org/?p=228
thanks farslayer, i was able to get it to work by installing hal and dbus and running this command:

Code:
# usermod -a -G powerdev "username here"
thanks again
 
Old 05-04-2009, 07:30 PM   #6
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Don't feel bad I would have never thought to look for that readme file either... I just got lucky with my google search, but it certainly does answer some questions about a previous install or two of Debian with xfce4. I just need to retain that for future reference as well. Glad you were able to solve your issue
 
  


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