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Old 11-14-2004, 01:42 PM   #1
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No "system" button on login screen so as to shutdown

Hi folks. Got a couple of probs with Debian 3.0. Can shut down using the CLI with halt, but cant logout and shutdown from the login screen. The login screen is Gbome's, and the only buttons are Session & Language. I had the same problem with Slackware 10.0, but managed to find the "Actions " button in a login screen config menu, and was able to install this onto the login screen. That works ok now. Is there somewhere i can find the System buttom to put into the login screen for Debian, thus enabling me to reboot or shutdown from the login screen. The other problem is to do with Debian not finding the soundcard "Audigy Soundblaster". Emu10k1 driver seems to be installed, but the soundcard seems to be missing??? All a bit mysterious. X files stuff. Farpoint.
Old 11-26-2004, 03:46 PM   #2
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You can shut down using kdm or gdm, though with gdm you have to supply root password. You said you are using Gbome's login screen, you mean gnome's? in that case it's gdm and there should be a a menu where you can select shutdown. If not just apt-get either one, i prefer kdm, but if you dont have kde installed you have to get alot of libs.
About the soundcard, the only way i was able to get my sound card working was by installing discover instead of discover1 (apt-get install discover), as it is a newer version and got my sound card driver loaded.
Hope i could be of some help.
Old 11-26-2004, 06:36 PM   #3
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After you've logged in to Gnome, open the gnome-terminal. Type "su" (without quotes) and the administrator's password to become the root user, and then type "gdmsetup". This should launch a GUI tool for configuring the Gnome login manager's (GDM) properties. If you cannot access gdmsetup for some reason, there's probably somewhere under /etc/gdm/ a config file that you can edit with a text editor to tweak all possible GDM settings.


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