User-initiated shutdown

Rich Shepard rshepard at
Sat Apr 5 02:32:42 CEST 2003

  I bought my fiancee a replacement laptop (IBM ThunkPad 600) to replace the
dead AST. Currently, the IBM has Libranet (a debian derivative) installed
and it boots into GDM for login. One of the Gnome thingies on the bottom
panel is a menu icon that offers shutting down (or rebooting) the system as
an option. That's a Good Thing because I don't want to give her root access
just to shut down.

  But, I don't know just how it's done, and I'd like to know how to do this
under Xfce. This weekend I'll replace the Libranet with Slackware-9.0 and

  How can I set xfce up so that when she logs out she has the option of
shutting down or rebooting? Something to do with sudo?



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