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Old 01-25-2005, 06:30 PM   #1
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Shutdown in KDE?


Is there a way to shutdown the computer while in the KDE GUI? I know you can do this in Gnome. I hate having to logout from KDE first and then shutdown from the login screen.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 06:35 PM   #2
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Right click - Logout, and select Shutdown Computer (rather than End Session). Or, open up the Control center -> System Administration -> Shutdown tab, and edit as appropriate. You should also be able to set the default action in Control center -> KDE Components -> Session manager.

Cheers,

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Old 01-25-2005, 07:01 PM   #3
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You could write a script like this. Call it shutdownnow.
Code:
#!/bin/sh
sudo /sbin/shutdown -h now
Paste the script to the desktop and change icon if wish.

There are several ways to let users use shutdown command.
* One is let anyone use the shutdown command by changing permissions if not wanting to go through this process.
* Add access to /etc/sudoers file.
* One way is to add shutdown to your /etc/sudeors file. I will give an example that requires no paasword to issue the command. If you never edit the sudeors file it requires you to use visudo to edit it. It requires root access to do. Also it uses vi as the default editor. Nice but very confusing to the beginner. I perfer using nedit for it.

To change to nedit issue command export VISUAL="nedit"
To edit visudoers file issue command visudo
Example of /etc/sudoers file.
Code:
# sudoers file.
#
username	ALL=NOPASSWD: /etc/shutdown
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Old 01-25-2005, 07:24 PM   #4
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If you are using KDM as your display manager you can logout of your session, restart your pc or shut it down, by clicking the Kmenu button and then clicking logout, a bunch of options will appear and you can select the action you want to do. If you are using any other display manager, you may not have access to that menu.

Last edited by reddazz; 01-25-2005 at 07:26 PM.
 
Old 01-25-2005, 11:44 PM   #5
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Originally posted by mjrich
Right click - Logout, and select Shutdown Computer (rather than End Session). Or, open up the Control center -> System Administration -> Shutdown tab, and edit as appropriate. You should also be able to set the default action in Control center -> KDE Components -> Session manager.

Cheers,

mj

When I go to logout the only option I have is to logout of my session. I don't get any options like Shutdown Or Reboot, like you normally get Gnome.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 01:16 AM   #6
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In my post I mentioned that if you are not using KDM, you will not get those options to restart or shutdown your PC. I guess you are using GDM and hence the shutdown and restart options will only be available in GNOME.

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