[ubuntu-uk] 9.04: Is the (newish) GNOME logout menu controllable by keyboard?

Michael Douglas mehall at mehall.co.cc
Mon May 4 23:33:02 BST 2009

David M wrote:
> Daniel Rhodes-Mumby wrote in gmane.linux.ubuntu.user.british 
>> On my box running Karmic here, you can press Ctrl-Alt-Del to popup a shutdown
>> menu, although it doesn't offer an option to logout or switch users.
>> I'm pretty sure the shortcut was in Jaunty and Intrepid as well.
> Thanks for that: again, not another key combo that it would have
> occurred to me to use, since it /obviously/ does bad things.. ;-)
> (You can imagine how perplexed I was the first time I came across a
> Whinedos box that asked me to do that in order to login..)

There is, of course, always the terminal alternative:

sudo poweroff
sudo shutdown -h now

to shutdown or:

sudo shutdown -r now
sudo reboot

to reboot (that's two examples for each. Always useful to know if you're 
dropped to tty1 for some reason ;)

-- Mehall

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