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I donnu about fedora neither (I got SlackWare) But if you are using KDE chekc under System Administration then Login Manager That would do it
Also which session-manager are u using because i dont think all of them let you do that.
Right click in your desktop. Create new > File > Link to aplication
-- window pops up---
In General tab type : I want to go to sleep
In 'Application tab > command field' type: shutdown -h now
In 'application tab' click 'advanced option' button.
---window pops up---
Check 'run as different user'
In 'user' field type: root
 IMPORTANT :::::: when you double click you new icon it will ask for 'root' pasword. It has an option to save such password for future use. DON'T save the pasword !!!!!!!!!!!!! That is the 'root' pasword and doing this is a security risk !!!!!!!!
That's just silly.He wants to have that option on his taskbar menu ( along with options such as logout, reboot, etc ), your solution does not do that, does it? Btw, I have the same issue and am researching it. I will post the answer here when I find it.
Again, that totally defeats the purpose. The goal is to have options for 'shutdown' and 'restart' added to the KDE logout menu. I found out how to get those options added back the the menu here -> http://fedoranews.org/krishnan/tips/tip037.shtml .
2004-02-06 Fedora Tips 37:
This is a followup to Fedora Tips 1.
If you use kde in fedora, you lose the ability to shutdown/reboot the computer without fist logging out and then shutting down from the gdm displaymanager. To change displaymanagers add the following to /etc/sysconfig/desktop
Originally posted by vectordrake I bet Gnome is doing you right because your desktop manager is GDM (which is part of Gnome). If you used KDM instead, you'd get that functionality (but may lose it in Gnome if you use it too)
I quote myself. You can get the same functionality that GDM(Gnome Display Manager) gives to Gnome with KDM(K-Desktop Display Manager) for KDE. Switch the desktop manager from GDM to KDM. You get the functions back. You need to use what's been written for KDE.
If you wanna know how to get "desktop switching", you can do that too (this function has been disabled by default).