User-initiated shutdown

Mark Welker welker at
Sat Apr 5 17:38:07 CEST 2003


With Slackware 9.0
Edit /etc/inittab and change the run level from 3 to 4.

GDM in Slack 9.0 does not look like it does what you want any more.
But, KDM does.
So edit /etc/rc.d/rc.4
Comment out the GDM stuff and KDM should do what you want.

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On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Rich Shepard wrote:

>   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
> Xfce-3.8.18.
>   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?
> Thanks,
> Rich
> Dr. Richard B. Shepard, President
>                        Applied Ecosystem Services, Inc. (TM)
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