No shutdown or restart when using KDE desktop

Dotan Cohen dotancohen at
Sun Jan 25 13:00:43 UTC 2009

2009/1/24 mark Pyles <markfpyles at>:
> 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

Regarding the missing Shutdown buttons, are you using Compiz? On my
Inspiron I had to remove xserver-xgl to enable the ATI drivers, and
that got my Shutdown buttons back. Let me see the output of this
command to see if that might be your issue:

$ fglrxinfo

Dotan Cohen


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