Tips to tweak xubuntu for my needs

Jelle de Jong jelledejong at
Mon Oct 30 08:05:56 UTC 2006

Hi Ronald,

It is a nasty problem. I took a look at it but could not solve it.

I tried commands like:
sudo gdm-signal --halt
sudo /usr/share/hal/scripts/hal-system-power-shutdown
but they didn't work.

There should be a command like /usr/sbin/xfsm-shutdown-helper but I
can't find it.

I think it is a good idea to email Benedikt Meurer he knows more about
this. I send this email also to him.

Best regards,

Jelle de Jong

panshizhu at wrote:
> Hi Jelle,
> When I use shutdown -h now, the computer shutdown but the session not
> saved.
> If I want the session manager to save the session before shutdown, it seems
> that "shutdown -h now" is not the way to go...
> Any hints?
> --
> Sincerely, Pan, Shi Zhu. ext: 2606
> xubuntu-devel-bounces at 写于 2006-10-30 01:02:09:
>> Hoi Ronald,
>> The shutdown command needs superuser rights to execute so it will always
>> ask for a password. You can change this by adding the shutdown command
>> to the sudoers list so it will not ask for a password any more. If this
>> is save i don't know.
>> Then you can make a script that executes a sudo shutdown -h now command
>> and this will shutdown the pc.
>> You need to make a keyboard link to the script to let the keyboard
>> execute the shutdown scripts.
>> It are a few steps but it is possible.
>> Best regards,
>> Jelle
>> Ronald Stewart wrote:
>>> I think I might be posting to the wrong list....
>>> does anyone know how to (I'm guessing here/run a script?) log out of
>>> the shell once you have chosen to shut down?  This being that I have
>>> only an on board alpha keyboard.
>>> I know the command to type is [h- shutdown and the rest plus] and a
>>> password but is there a way to do this without a keyboard like when I
>>> am walking around on the go?
>>> Also can I load my own logo for the upsplash somehow?
>>> I think xubuntu is just stellar!
>>> thank you
>>> dont know much about this ron

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