Gnome shutdown menu

NoOp glgxg at
Fri Aug 26 15:18:13 UTC 2011

On 08/26/2011 02:07 AM, John Conover wrote:
> 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.
Just remove it completely. In fact that is one of the first things that
I do when I install a system. I then logout/shutdown using System|Log
Out <user> or System|Shutdown. You can also add a Main Menu icon to the
lower left panel (this is another thing that I do on install). That way
you have access to all the commands & menus in one place (including
shutdown). Right click on the panel, Add to Panel|Main Menu.

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