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Old 11-01-2006, 08:17 AM   #1
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Can shut down through KDE but not Gnome(?)


Debian 3.1 sarge

Currently using gdm. I was using KDE, but thought I'd give Gnome a try, and I actually like it a lot.
When I go to 'logout' in KDE, it brings me back to the gdm, where I can choose to 'shutdown', which works fine.
However, in the Gnome environment, when I choose shutdown from the drop down menu, my machine goes down, but reboots rather than shutdown.
ANy ideas?

And thank you.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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I think there's some difference in the way KDE and Gnome tell the login manager to shut down, in a way which means KDE only knows how to tell KDM how to shutdown after logout, and Gnome only knows how to tell GDM how to shutdown after logout.

This is the main factor for me in deciding which login manager to use - I like to use KDE, so I use KDM.

There may be some way to make it possible to do the shutdown thing from opposing login managers, I dunno. It's a good candidate for the freedesktop.org people to sort out and make sure they all work together.
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:12 AM   #3
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I think there's some difference in the way KDE and Gnome tell the login manager to shut down, in a way which means KDE only knows how to tell KDM how to shutdown after logout, and Gnome only knows how to tell GDM how to shutdown after logout.

This is the main factor for me in deciding which login manager to use - I like to use KDE, so I use KDM.

There may be some way to make it possible to do the shutdown thing from opposing login managers, I dunno. It's a good candidate for the freedesktop.org people to sort out and make sure they all work together.
Hmmm. The confusing thing is that I am using GDM and Gnome together, and it doesnt work right.
KDE FORCES me to shutdown through GDM, which is fine, (because it works) but I was trying to shutdown right from the Gnome desktop without logging out to GDM.

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Old 11-01-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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Oh! Urr, that is confusing. I have no idea why! Worked for me while I was using gnome + GDM (Ubuntu Edgy). Are you using a regular gnome session, or xgl / compiz?
 
Old 11-01-2006, 11:26 AM   #5
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Just Gnome!
Very strange, isn't it? Is there a config file somewhere that I should be looking to tweak? An ACPI issue?
 
  


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