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Old 02-10-2008, 04:34 PM   #1
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Three LOGOUT options instead of one --> how?


Hello,

When I click the logout option in KDE 3.5, I only get one option:

"End current session"

I remember that I used to have three options in other distro's (using Slackware 12 at the moment).

How do i get these three options back?

Greets..
 
Old 02-10-2008, 04:40 PM   #2
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Its setup so only root has the option to shutdown.

Go to the control centre and pick System Administration->Login Mananger

Click the Administrator Mode at the bottom and enter the root password.

Now on the tabs at the top select Shutdown, and the first box controls who can shutdown the machine, for Local change it to Everybody. and you'll get the options back. I'd keep root as the only one allowed to shutdown remotely.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 05:09 PM   #3
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Those are already set that way (by default).

Any other suggestions?


Thanks.
 
Old 02-10-2008, 05:15 PM   #4
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Check the main configuration for kde in /etc/kde3/kdm/kdmrc and look for "AllowShutdown=Root" under [X-*-Core]. It may appear more than once, and its confusing the system. Get rid of duplicate entries if they exist. change the value to "AllowShutdown=All".
 
Old 02-10-2008, 05:22 PM   #5
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Question: do you have a graphical login or do you login in a command line screen and then startx to start KDE? The 3 options will only come up if you log in via KDM or similar.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 01:04 PM   #6
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I use the textual login (using startx) every time.
 
Old 02-11-2008, 02:41 PM   #7
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That's why you only have the one option. If you want all 3 options you will need to enable graphical login by editing your inittab file.
 
Old 02-12-2008, 07:32 AM   #8
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Changed my /etc/inittab file and I've got the three options now.

Why doesn't KDE show those three options if "multiuser mode" is the default runlevel?

Greets.
 
Old 02-12-2008, 08:07 AM   #9
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I don't know for sure, but I think it's because you choose not to start X automatically. because you have to manually start your X session, KDE can't take control of it. Purely a guess, but I think that's right.
 
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Those options are provided by kdm which is running with root privileges, thus the other ooptions like shutdown.
 
  


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