Gnome shutdown menu

John Conover conover at
Fri Aug 26 10:19:28 UTC 2011

Nils Kassube writes:
> 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.

Thx., Nils. I'll try it.




John Conover, conover at,

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