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Old 01-06-2013, 08:15 AM   #1
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Power down on logout


I have installed Ubuntu with the Mate desktop, decided that I don't really like Mate, and now use KDE.

Is there a way for it to be configured to power down without confirmation when I logout? It's a nuisance currently, with 5 mouse clicks to get the job done.

The K button's Leave only offers Sleep in the System section.

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Old 01-07-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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You should have some shutdown settings/options in systemsettings in your menu.

If it is not there you may need to install it.

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:00 PM   #3
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The options are
Code:
General
  Confirm logout
  Offer shutdown options
Default Leave Option
  End current session
* Turn off computer
  Restart computer
On login
  Restore previous session
  Restore manually saved session
* Start with an empty session
Applications to be excluded from sessions
  <empty>
Since "Offer shutdown options" is not ticked, the "Default leave options" section is greyed.
I ticked "Offer shutdown options", selected "Turn off computer", and then unticked "Offer shutdown options."
"Turn off computer" remained selected, but it's being ignored.
 
Old 01-07-2013, 09:39 PM   #4
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Try this if you can't find a GUI way to do it.

Open a terminal and issue the command

Code:
sudo shutdown now -h
 
Old 01-08-2013, 04:57 AM   #5
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or
Code:
sudo init 0 (shutdown)
changing the zero to a six will reboot
 
Old 01-08-2013, 05:05 AM   #6
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Try this if you can't find a GUI way to do it.

Open a terminal and issue the command

Code:
sudo shutdown now -h
make this into a launcher button and you are done

But seriously, there must be a way to install an official button/option to shutdown.
 
Old 01-08-2013, 06:01 AM   #7
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Thanks.
I've taken it one step further with
Code:
sudo chmod u+s /sbin/shutdown
so I don't have to enter a password.
 
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very unsafe, but if it is what you want...
 
Old 01-09-2013, 06:46 AM   #9
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Other than an unauthorised shutdown or reboot, what risk is there?
 
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:30 PM   #10
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I tend to agree with CollieJim.

If it's a home computer, there's little or no risk. Many distros (like Mint or SalixOS, two that I know of) allow user to shutdown or reboot from the menu.
 
  


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