suspend/hibernate/shutdown under multiseat?

Ted Gould ted at
Mon Apr 6 15:30:51 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-04-01 at 17:14 -0400, Matt Price wrote:
> I'm setting up a multiseat system (jaunty, 64-bit).  Pretty much
> everything is working fine, except that I would like to enable either
> user to initiate a hibernate or suspend command.  I know this is
> counter-intuitive, but this is for a system in which it's convenient to
> always have the 2 users logged in, but it's very unlikely they'll be
> using the system at the same time.  By default, the shutdown and restart
> options are not shown un the fast-user-switch-applet, and the suspend
> and hibernate are disabled, when more than one gdm server is running.

I'm not sure that I really understand how multiseat works.  But the
suspend and hibernate functions come from HAL, and I believe are more
based on whether the user has admin rights.  For general trying to
access those functions you can look at the Debugging GNOME Power Manager
Wiki Page:

If it is an admin issue, you can change how all of those permissions are
configured by using PolicyKit.


-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 197 bytes
Desc: This is a digitally signed message part
URL: <>

More information about the Ubuntu-devel-discuss mailing list