I just upgraded (pacman -Syu) the Arch installation on my laptop using the testing repo after not updating for a few days. When I rebooted after the update, the "Shutdown" option is no longer present in the "Logout LXDE Session" menu and when I click on the "Suspend" or "Hibernate" options I receive an error that reads "not authorized" (capitalization shown as present in error). I am running the system as a regular user not root when this issue occurs. When running as the root user the issue goes away. I did not keep a log of which packages were updates but I have not seen an issue like this previously, so I think that it is possible that one of the updates is responsible for this issue.
Is anyone else experiencing this problem?
Last edited by theoj (2012-10-20 06:44:48)
Welcome to Arch theoj. Search the forum for "LXDE logout" -- many people have had similar problems (not usually after an update, but you may still find a solution).
Until you get this fixed, you can shut down using the command "sudo shutdown -h now" in a terminal. Please don't run as root.
Last edited by 2ManyDogs (2012-10-19 23:23:22)
Thanks. I saw a lot of forum posts on this topic but none of the methods discussed in those posts worked. Eventually I installed XFCE to see if the problem was just a LXDE one. In XFCE I got the issue discussed at https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xf … ng_systemd
As suggested in the Wiki I ran
pacman -Sy systemd-sysvcompat
This solved the issues in both LXDE and XFCE. It also solved a permissions issue that I was having with NetworkManager.