No shutdown or restart when using KDE desktop

H.S. hs.samix at
Sat Jan 24 21:57:27 UTC 2009

mark Pyles wrote:
> Hi everyone:
> I am using Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop and decided to 
> switch my desktop environment to KDE from Gnome and I noticed that it 
> keeps prompting me for a password for some nm-applet which I have no 
> idea what it is and when I click on the shutdown button in the top right 
> corner of my screen I have no option for shutdown or restart. Is there a 
> way to get them back? If not then I'll just switch back to Gnome. Thanks.
> Mark

The nm-applet is the applet that runs for your wireless card and your
network cards. I think you should be able to give your login password if
it asks.

In KDE, there is also a KDE Wallet that manages various applications
that require your authentication. I just set it to use the same password
as my login password.

The power off or logout buttons are applets that you can add. Right
click on the panel and choose "Add applet to Panel ..." and select
"Lock/Logout Buttons" applet.



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