Some keys are missing in the "Power OFF" dialogue
gurus.knugum at gmail.com
Tue May 20 20:23:30 UTC 2008
2008/5/20, Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com>:
> 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.
> Johnny Rosenberg
I uninstalled kde the same way I installed it (Synaptic) and I uninstalled
all kde applications, as far as I know. Restarted the computer, but the
problem still persists.
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