KDE 3.4 - two configuring problems with KDE: 1.) session logout with shutdown option, 2.) starting a new session out of a running session

David M. Carney carney1979 at gmail.com
Fri Jun 10 05:46:21 UTC 2005

On Friday 10 June 2005 00:24, hagen van rissenbeck wrote:
> Hi, list,
> Compared to other distros, it is not possible in kubuntu with
> kde3.4-default settings:
> a) to shutdown the system using the logout screen: there is only the
> option to close the actual session
> b) to start a new session by locking the running session (using the tiny
> little button  within kmenu).
> I searched some kde docs but havn't found anything that helps. Perhaps I
> looked for wrong keywords;-(
> Is there anybody on the list who remembers an old posting or knows who
> to enable  those two comfortable functions? Just short links with
> documentations or infos would be sufficient.
> By the way: any idea why that functions are disabled at ubuntu and
> debian while they are enabled at suse and the old mandrake?
> Thxs 4 your help!
> Hagen

The short answer is you need to have KDM installed and it needs to be your 
default login manager.

To do this, you must do a:

sudo apt-get install kdm

If it is already installed (probably is), then you need to do a:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure kdm

...and select kdm instead of gdm.


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