Some keys are missing in the "Power OFF" dialogue
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Tue May 20 17:40:17 UTC 2008
2008/5/20, Catalin David <c.david at jacobs-university.de>:
> Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> > 2008/5/20, Brian McKee <brian.mckee at gmail.com
> > <mailto:brian.mckee at gmail.com>>:
> > On Mon, May 19, 2008 at 12:31 PM, Johnny Rosenberg
> > <gurus.knugum at gmail.com <mailto:gurus.knugum at gmail.com>> 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...
> > Not easy to file a bug when I don't even know what circumstances make
> > this happen. How can I make it possible for someone else to reproduce
> > this problem? I kind of hoped that someone else experienced this
> > problem, but that this "someone" is more experienced than me
> > (beginner), being able to, if not solve the problem, at least have an
> > idea what might be causing it.
> > If you have a link to where I file a bug, I would appreciate it. The
> > question is if this is an Ubuntu bug (if it is a bug) or a Gnome bug
> > or some other kind of bug...
> > Johnny Rosenberg
> I've suffered from this, too. The thing is that, from Gnome, when you
> install KDE, shutdown and reboot commands are no longer owned by user
> (this is what I found out when I had this problem, too). I don't
> remember exactly what I did, but I am very sure it had to do with the
> install of KDE over Gnome. The thing I did: uninstall KDE, save home and
> start off again with a new version, but ... this is no way to deal with
> problems :P.
> Hope that helped,
> Catalin David
> That makes sense in many ways, but why doesn´t the problem occur on my
wife´s account? Could an explanation be thather account was never used for
anything else than Gnome (which I am not 100% sure is true anyway)?
But I´ll uninstall KDE and see what happens, and then get back here with
feedback when I have some time left.
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