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Old 09-18-2006, 03:56 PM   #1
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2questions> uname, xfce


Hello
I have 2 questions:
How come uname -p returns unknown? (just curious)

I use xfce, when I want to shutdown, the quit options include only "Quit current session", "reboot..." and "turn off.." are grey. I quit the session and turn off the computer from kdm. How to eliminate this extra step and enable the reboot and shutdown options in xfce quit dialogue?

Thanks in advance for answers.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 04:42 PM   #2
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Hello
I have 2 questions:
How come uname -p returns unknown? (just curious)
Well I don't know what your machine is (this is athlon-4) but if your OS can't figure it out, it tells you it's unknown. Nothing more spectacular.

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I use xfce, when I want to shutdown, the quit options include only "Quit current session", "reboot..." and "turn off.." are grey. I quit the session and turn off the computer from kdm. How to eliminate this extra step and enable the reboot and shutdown options in xfce quit dialogue?
Are you sure that it isn't a permissions problem? KDM might be run on higher privileges than XFCE..just a guess though. I just installed XFCE and the shutdown command works well.

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Thanks in advance for answers.
No problem, though I might not prove so helpful.. guesses, guesses.
 
Old 09-18-2006, 05:24 PM   #3
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How come uname -p returns unknown? (just curious)
Uname has become smarter in Slackware 11.0 and will return something more appropriate than "unknown".
If you want a package for Slackware 10.2 that contains the patch for uname, look here: http://www.slackware.com/~alien/slac...tils/pkg/10.2/

Eric
 
Old 09-19-2006, 12:53 PM   #4
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Thanks fro the answers,
uname is not important, I was only curious.
I found no solution to the shutdown issue, but is no big deal either.
Have a good day
 
Old 09-19-2006, 01:12 PM   #5
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You need to edit your sudoers file to be able to use the shutdown buttons in Xfce. This is done with visudo. You need to add the following line to the file:

username hostname = NOPASSWD: /usr/libexec/xfsm-shutdown-helper,

replacing username and hostname with the appropriate strings. Of course, you'll need the sudo package installed for this to work.
 
  


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