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Old 08-07-2004, 07:33 AM   #1
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Question gnome logout options and numlock ?


Hey.

Just a few questions.

First. How do I enable reboot and shutdown options at the logout menu for a regular user ?

Second. Numlock is for some reason deactivated when done booting. Hoe can I change this ?

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Old 08-07-2004, 09:05 AM   #2
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Download setnumlock ftp://ftp.silug.org/pub/ltsp/setnumlock.tar.gz install it and then set it to run every time you log into gnome

tar xzf setnumlock.tar.gz
cd setnumlock
make
su
password
make install
chmod 755 /usr/bin/setnumlock
exit
gnome-session-properties

click the Startup Programs tab then click Add, type setnumlock in the Startup Command box, click OK to close it all up and you're done.
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:40 AM   #3
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.... surely there must be a setting or two in a config somewhere. A program to enale numlock apon startup is insane.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 04:59 AM   #4
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Hey.

I've been messing around with some other script but they didn't work, this one did like a charm, though. Thanks.

Anyone has any idea how to add reboot/shutdown options to the logout menu in "Actions" -> "Logout" from within gnome for reglular users ?

Regards.
 
Old 08-08-2004, 09:30 AM   #5
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I don't know how to add it to the menu, but according to these threads http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7044 http://gnomesupport.org/forums/viewtopic.php?t=7306 you should be given the option to shutdown after you've clicked logout if you

su
password
mkdir /var/run/console
touch /var/run/console/$USERNAME # change that for your actual username
chmod +s /sbin/halt /sbin/shutdown /sbin/poweroff

I should point out that it creates a security risk to set the user ID to root on those programs. Basically it means anyone who's logged on at the computer can switch it off. So if you're running a server or controling a nuclear powerstation or something, don't do this. If you're just running a home desktop computer you should be fine.
 
  


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