Some keys are missing in the "Power OFF" dialogue

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Tue May 20 16:44:22 UTC 2008

On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Johnny Rosenberg
<gurus.knugum at> wrote:
> I have had a problem for weeks now that nobody seems to be able to solve, or
> maybe just nobody cares...
> The problem occurs when I click the "Power down" button, or whatever it's
> called, I am talking about the button next to the date and time in the upper
> right corner (where it is by default, I didn't move it around). What happens
> is that the dialogue opens as it should, but two buttons are missing:
> Suspend and Hibernate. If I click Cancel and then click the Power Down
> button again, all 7 buttons are there (plus Cancel of course).
> Here are some clues:
> I also have KDE and Xfce installed on my system, but this problem ONLY
> occurs with Gnome.
> My wife has an account on the very same computer, but she has no problem of
> this kind at all. She always gets the 7 buttons plus the Cancel button.
> If I click [System → Appearance → Visual Effects → None → Close], the
> problem still persists, even after full restart.
> If I logout, then login to a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+F2), then rename ~/.gconf to
> ~/.gconf.old, then logout and finally do a normal login to Gnome again, the
> same problem still persists.
> I don't really know what's best to try next. Any ideas?

Me either - that sounds odd to me.  I'd file a bug...

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