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Old 05-16-2004, 05:04 PM   #1
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shutdown from desktop using KDE???


Warning!!! Newbie here!!!

Hello everyone and thanks for reading...

I wanted to ask if there was a way to setup my FedoraCore1 setup while using the KDE windows where it would let me shutdown the computer with out going "Logoff" ----> then "shutdown".

I wanted to just shutdown all the way from a logged in state like Gnome does. It would be even nice to have that little menu to choose from like Gnome has...

any ideas on this issue???

Much thanks as always,

Sincerely

Kevin in Alaska
 
Old 05-16-2004, 06:18 PM   #2
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I don't know about Fedora, but in my Mandrake w. KDE, you get the menu to choose logout, shutdown or restart from. You could simply shutdown from the konsole (as root) with:
Code:
/sbin/shutdown -h now
or restart with
Code:
/sbin/shutdown -r now
You might also have links like 'reboot' and 'halt', if you don't wanna type in everything I wrote above.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 08:40 PM   #3
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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.
 
Old 05-16-2004, 09:52 PM   #4
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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)
 
Old 05-16-2004, 10:40 PM   #5
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i've always been fond of the Ctrl + Alt + Backspace key combination to log out of kde, then a quick couple of Alt + d's and you're shut down.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 02:12 AM   #6
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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
'ok'
'ok'
'ok'

[edit] 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 !!!!!!!!

Last edited by Qucho; 05-17-2004 at 02:14 AM.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 11:13 PM   #7
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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.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 11:18 PM   #8
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just create an icon on the desktop and in the executable path type in
/sbin/shutdown now

Regards
Shelton.
 
Old 11-14-2004, 11:42 PM   #9
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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

DESKTOP="KDE"
DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"

or simply type

bash# echo 'DESKTOP="KDE"'> /etc/sysconfig/desktop && echo
'DISPLAYMANAGER="KDE"' >> /etc/sysconfig/desktop

- submitted by Jimmy Oliver


And there you have it....
 
Old 11-15-2004, 12:09 AM   #10
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I live without the functionality, personally.... think it's pointless.. it doesn't take long to log out and do shutdown from the session manager
 
Old 11-15-2004, 07:13 AM   #11
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Quote:
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).
 
  


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