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I installed Slackware 10.1 on my sister's computer the other day. She is slowly getting used to it (she's using the KDE), but she is troubled by the lack of a shutdown or reboot button. Actually I was very suprised myself. I think that Gnome has one, but how can I put that into KDE?
I set my sister up with KDE for it's ease of use and Windows likeness. Even when I login as root with the KDE, I can't find an option to shut down or reboot. But when I login with Gnome running as my X, there it is. Icons that say Reboot and Shutdown! What I was wondering is how can I get those in KDE?
Distribution: Red Hat 7.3, Red Hat 9, Solaris8, Slackware 10, Slax on USB, AIX, FreeBSD, WinXP, AIX, Ubuntu
The reason you do not see the shutdown / reboot option is probably because you use GDM as your display manager, and KDE as your desktop...
You can change your LoginManager to KDM, or you can display the buttons in GDM.
For changing your loginmanager in slack, go to your /etc/rc.d and edit the rc.4
Comment out the lines that start GDM (something like, "lets see if gdm is installed")
If you want the buttons in the login screen, use gdmsetup and enable the buttons there.
Now, if you are in KDE, logout and when you get in the login screen, you can hit the "System" button and choose if you want to reboot or poweroff
Maybe slackware is a little essoteric for a newbie. Ubuntu might make more sense. Especially since they maintain such a solid package application disti. Still run KDE. The package manager will make finding and installing apps much easier.
Originally posted by avenolpey Maybe slackware is a little essoteric for a newbie. Ubuntu might make more sense. Especially since they maintain such a solid package application disti. Still run KDE. The package manager will make finding and installing apps much easier.