Gnome shutdown menu

Cybe R. Wizard cybe_r_wizard at earthlink.net
Fri Aug 26 13:14:52 UTC 2011


On Fri, 26 Aug 2011 12:40:26 +0200
Johnny Rosenberg <gurus.knugum at gmail.com> didst polemicize thusly:

> 2011/8/26 John Conover <conover at rahul.net>:
> >
> > Occasionally, the shutdown pull down menu in Gnome, (in the upper
> > right corner of the tool bar-the 0 with a vertical line,) is over
> > written by a second copy of the user's login name, (the Ubuntu One
> > pull down menu,) which means the user can not log out or shutdown
> > the computer.
> >
> > Its a Lenovo S-10 netbook running 10.04 LTS.
> >
> > 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?
> >
> >    Thanks,
> >
> >        John
> >
> > --
> >
> > John Conover, conover at rahul.net, http://www.johncon.com/
> >
> 
> Here's another workaround:
> Right click panel → Add to panel… → Scroll down until you find a icon
> that looks like a red Power Off button (called Shut down or something
> like that) → Select it and drag it to the panel.
> 
> Now you have two ways to shut down, in case the original one would
> fail. I have Ubuntu 10.10 and the same thing is happening to me like
> every second time I start my computer. Very annoying when it happens.
> 
> 
> Kind regards
> 
> Johnny Rosenberg
> ジョニー・ローゼンバーグ
> 

In addition, there's a shutdown button available for Cairo-Dock and
likely for Docky and other docking packages.

Cybe R. Wizard
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