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Bug 529967 - Log out or Shutdown => No option to shutdown
Log out or Shutdown => No option to shutdown
Product: bigboard
Classification: Deprecated
Component: general
Other Linux
: Normal normal
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Assigned To: Marco Pesenti Gritti
Depends on:
Reported: 2008-04-25 20:29 UTC by Owen Taylor
Modified: 2008-05-01 12:43 UTC
See Also:
GNOME target: ---
GNOME version: ---

Description Owen Taylor 2008-04-25 20:29:10 UTC
The dialog I get from "Log out or Shutdown" has no option to shutdown.
I don't know if this is a:

 A) A generic GNOME-2.22 thing
 B) Something Fedora specific

I guess you could claim that you can shut down when you get back to
GDM .. and that's probably even the intended way to do things .. 
But would it be better if the menu just said "Log out"? I think 
the current text was designed for a more complex logout dialog
that had a shutdown option right there.
Comment 1 trepo 2008-04-26 07:32:37 UTC
Two questions:

1. Is there an option to reboot?
2. Do you have the "Show Actions Menu" option enabled in gdmsetup?

See also:

Is this the same bug (feature?)?
Comment 2 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-01 10:36:24 UTC
gnome-panel has his own implementation of the logout/shutdown dialogs.

Bigboard is using the default gnome-session dialogs instead, which is supposed to support shutdown actions too. I suspect that code which queries gdm about the supported actions might not be working with the latest gdm. I'll investigate.
Comment 3 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-01 10:43:15 UTC
Except the gdm code in panel and session is basically identical...
Comment 4 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-01 11:28:51 UTC
Looks like this is Fedora specific. We apply this patch to gnome-panel which goes through consolekit to check shutdown/reboot actions:
Comment 5 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-01 12:26:46 UTC
Here is the upstream bug for the policy kit support.

Apparently the plan for 2.24 is to handle the logout/shutdown dialogs in gnome-session and have the panel use the gnome-session API.
Comment 6 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-01 12:43:59 UTC
Opened a Fedora bug:

Closing this since it's Fedora specific.