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After searching, I haven't found anyone else with an issue on this:
- When I first fire up Mandrake and KDE, for the logout screen I get this plain window with precisely two buttons:
- "Log out"
If I then log out and log back IN to KDE, when I try to logout again, I get this cute l'il dragon and THREE choices:
- "Log out"
- shut down computer
- restart computer
Quite frankly, I could care less about whether or not when I click on "Logout" I get the cute l'il dragon (not that I have anything AGAINST "cute l'il dragons", as long as they're housebroken and don't have the hiccups), it's the ability to choose Shut Down The Computer from the Logout prompt that I want.
Anybody else encounter this, and been annoyed enough to actually DO something about it?
I wondered about the same thing with Mandrake 9.1: sometimes on Ctrl-Alt-Del, it would show only "logout/cancel", and sometimes it would show the cute little dragon, with the choice of "shutdown", "reboot", and "logout" depending on whether you pressed C-A-Del, C-A-PgUp, or C-A-PgDn.
It seems that when you auto-login, it doesn't give you the option to shut down, unless you log out again. To make me feel better, I told myself that it was actually a security feature.
Then I installed Mdk 9.2, and I always got the cute dragon.
So, I still don't know why it didn't show the cute dragon in 9.1. If this problem shows up again in 9.2 or 10.0, I have no idea how to fix it.
When I wanted to turn off the computer, I'd su -c "halt" or something.