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#1 2012-11-20 02:42:38

wallenpb
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Registered: 2012-05-02
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[SOLVED] XFCE shutdown and reboot buttons only dump out to prompt

Recently, after an update, the XFCE shutdown and reboot buttons began not working as expected.  Both are present, and I can click them.   They seem to try to do what they should, XFCE does terminate, but I am dumped out to a shell prompt rather than the shutdown or reboot happening.   What might be a possible cause of this behaviour that I can check and correct?


Thanks,
Bill

Last edited by wallenpb (2012-11-20 21:00:19)

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#2 2012-11-20 03:50:04

phil
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Registered: 2012-09-22
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Re: [SOLVED] XFCE shutdown and reboot buttons only dump out to prompt

A cause could be the change to systemd. A solution could be to install the package systemd-sysvcombat. Does that help? In my case it did not but it is recommanded on the xfce or systemd wiki page.

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#3 2012-11-20 03:58:34

root
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Re: [SOLVED] XFCE shutdown and reboot buttons only dump out to prompt

Are you running systemd or still a sysv/initscript setup?

If it is the latter take into account that consolekit has been dropped. Therefore, as far as I understand it, you are not 'authenticated' and thus not allowed to either shutdown or reboot.

Consider switching to systemd and a good start would be to comply with the 1st step of the systemd installation featured in the wiki to regain control of shutdown/reboot. Afterwards start investigating for the rest as initscripts support has ended.


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#4 2012-11-20 04:32:52

wallenpb
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Re: [SOLVED] XFCE shutdown and reboot buttons only dump out to prompt

Ok, that did work.   I had systemd installed already, but not systemd-sysvcompat.   Installing systemd-sysvcompat fixed the problem.


Many thanks,
Bill

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#5 2012-11-20 20:44:29

oboedad55
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Registered: 2011-04-05
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Re: [SOLVED] XFCE shutdown and reboot buttons only dump out to prompt

Bill, would you please mark this as [SOLVED] so others searching for this issue might find the solution? Just edit your first post and put [SOLVED] in front of the subject.
Thanks!

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