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?
Last edited by wallenpb (2012-11-20 21:00:19)
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.
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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Ok, that did work. I had systemd installed already, but not systemd-sysvcompat. Installing systemd-sysvcompat fixed the problem.
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.
Last edited by oboedad55 (2012-11-20 20:45:24)
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