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Old 02-18-2004, 05:17 PM   #1
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Shutdown when in run level 4


I have changed my Slackware 9.1 system to boot into runlevel 4, so as to avoid having to 'startx'. Everything works fine, but to shutdown/power-off system when at the log-in screen, I have to open up a new virtual terminal, log in as root and shutdown -h now

There does not seem to exist the option of shutting down system from this graphical log-in screen?

Ctrl, Alt & Del do not also work from graphical log-in.

Any ideas?

Thanks & regards
Old 02-18-2004, 05:54 PM   #2
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Which windows manager do you have? Most of them have this options. (kde and gnome have them)
Old 02-18-2004, 11:44 PM   #3
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I tried to set this up using the sessions tab in the kde login manager. it no work. Finally I broke down and set it up with sudo. If somebody can explain to me why kde implies that I can get this to work, then doesn't, I sure like to know.

I tried doing that to avoid typing startx, but didn't much like it, so I just mad a .profile and put startx at the end of that - works like a charm.

Old 02-19-2004, 03:31 AM   #4
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I have managed to solve probelm. I was going into Gnome log-in manager (with yellow flower bottom right of screen?), and only options on screen were for change of language, or session. By commenting out the lines to run gnome login manager in script /etc/rc.d/rc.4, I now go into KDE login manager by default, and have the option to close down system

Thanks for your sugestions


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