Gnome shutdown menu

Nils Kassube kassube at
Fri Aug 26 09:39:29 UTC 2011

John Conover wrote:
> The user does not, (and can not,) have su/sudo privileges, which
> means the computer can not be shutdown via a terminal, and
> Ctrl-Alt-F* won't allow a login to shutdown, either, since
> shutdown(1) requires root privileges. Additionally, there is no way
> to redraw the screen to get access to the shutdown/log out menu.
> Is there a solution or work around?

Not a solution but at least a workaround:
Use Ctrl-Alt-F1 and then Ctrl-Alt-Del to reboot - and when the BIOS 
starts, use the power button to switch off.


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