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Old 05-01-2003, 01:46 PM   #1
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system down from gdm?

i've configured my slack 9 system to load gdm on startup. my problem is this:

the gdm with redhat had a "system" button on the bottom of the screen that allowed users to shut down, restart etc. Since i can only log out from my user account, and i can't even figure out how to easily get out of gdm and into a command line after leaving gnome so that i can shut down, it usually becomes logging back in as root and shutting down from there. so... any suggestions?
Old 05-01-2003, 03:37 PM   #2
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You could try editing /etc/gdm/gdm.conf

Here is a link to the gdm reference manual. The URL is pretty long. If it doesn't make it into the post correctly then google: gdm reference manual


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