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Old 01-26-2005, 01:30 AM   #1
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restart button disappeared


Im using KDE 3.2 on Mandrake 10.1 and my restart button in the menubar disappeared, the only options I have now are logout, instead of logout, restart and turnoff.
As well when I login I dont get the GUI I used to get which asked you to click on the user's account then enter the password, instead I get a box which asks me for a username and password entitled with my network ID. Can anyone help me out please?
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Old 01-26-2005, 02:46 PM   #2
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You can right-click on the panel "hide" buttons and add the main menu button back onto the panel. I cannot remember the exact menu options to follow as I'm running Gnome at the moment. I think you'll be able to determine the right one. (Um, you do have the panel hide button[s] available, don't you?)

I'm not sure why it seems to be so easy for this to occur. I have to walk a co-worker through this process over the phone every couple of months.

Also, don't you just love having the "Move" option adjacent to the "Remove" option? What were they thinking?

Anyway, hope this helps...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 04:52 PM   #3
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i tried that but no luck, my Kmenu is still there jsut theres no restart or turn off option in it
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:09 PM   #4
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Are you using KDM or GDM? If you are not using KDM, then these options won't appear.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:26 PM   #5
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what do u mean by KDM or GDM?
im using KDE 3.2 which came with Mandrake 10.1 , all ive done to is install new themes and used superkaramba...i recently installed some perl scripts but id doubt they have anything to do with the odd logon screen i now get...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:32 PM   #6
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KDM is the KDE login manager and GDM is the GNOME login manager (The login screen that you see when you bootup your computer).
 
Old 01-26-2005, 05:46 PM   #7
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oh i used to have KDM now its the same login box as when you turn off X for some odd reason...
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:00 PM   #8
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Yikes! Are you looking for the menu items in the graphical login screen? You threw me when you mentioned the menubar. Boy a screen dump would be really handy right about now.

If your login window doesn't show a restart or shutdown option, you should at least be able to reboot using Ctrl-Alt-Del or get to a character console using Ctrl-Alt-F1 (or F2 through F6), log in as root, and issue "shutdown -r now" to reboot (or use '-h' to shut completely down)?

Does that work?
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:11 PM   #9
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yah i can shutdown through the command line when i 'su' to root...or use any of the commands you have mentioned
but my KDM login screen is gone, and i really dont know why, im guessing that has soemthing to do with the reason why my restart and turn off button is gone...ill try to take a screenshot of it...

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Old 01-26-2005, 06:25 PM   #10
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Yep, thats the reason why they are gone. Did you do something recently that could have caused this? Make sure that KDM is installed and that the default runlevel in /etc/inittab is set to 5.
 
Old 01-26-2005, 06:33 PM   #11
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yup i checked, i have mdkkdm and kdebase-kdm-config file installed
as well my runlevel is set to 5 : "id:5:initdefault:"

all i did recently was install soem perl scripts and try some karamba toolbars
 
Old 01-26-2005, 09:15 PM   #12
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mdkdm is different from kdm from kde, it should be something like kdebase-kdm. Anyway what happens when you boot up, do you get into console mode? If so maybe something you upgraded has broken your login manager. Try to check if there are any new updates available.

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Old 01-26-2005, 10:48 PM   #13
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as soon as i boot up instead of getting the KDM, i get a pretty ugly and crude login box which just says "user" and "login" ,
and i checked kdebase-kdm is installed, well its in my libraries
i checked in the control center under "software removal" and only the kdebase-kdm config showed up though, is that normal?

Last edited by Palamides; 01-26-2005 at 10:51 PM.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 12:07 AM   #14
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There is an option in the Mandrake Control Center that enables you to select the display manager, can you check what display manager is selected. If XDM or GDM is selected, try changing it to KDM or MDKKDM and then rebooot or do as root "init 3" then "init 5". Unfortunately I am not using Mandrake at the moment so I can't point you to the exact option to configure your display manager.
 
Old 01-27-2005, 09:01 PM   #15
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thanks a lot! that fixed it, somehow it got change to XDM which was bringing up that login box and wouldnt let me restart through the GUI
I changed it to MDKKDM and everything works fine again.
thanks a lot for the help again
 
  


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