Shutdown is too easy

brettholcomb at brettholcomb at
Wed Jul 20 14:06:12 CEST 2005

How do you have it set up.  It wasn't an option on mine unless I set the users up in the sudoers file.  Until then there was no way I could shutdown from xfce - all I could do as a user was exit.  

> From: "David A. De Graaf" <dad at>
> Date: 2005/07/19 Tue PM 11:33:08 EDT
> To: xfce at
> Subject: Shutdown is too easy
> The 'exit' popup window offers three choices:
>   - Quit current session
>   - Reboot the computer
>   - Turn off the computer
> The convenience of single clicking to shut down the computer is vastly
> exceeded by the danger.  I would like to delete or disable this
> third option.  Such an irreversible action should take more effort.
> In preparation for a trip, I was experimenting with running a VNC
> connection from a laptop over an SSH tunnel to my main home computer.
> (XFCE works great in this configuration!)  However, I accidentally clicked
> "Turn off the computer".  Luckily I was sitting at home and could push
> the power button to turn it back on, but the thought of doing this while
> away from home is too scary to think about.
> Is there a way to remove this dangerous option?
> -- 
> 	David A. De Graaf    DATIX, Inc.    Hendersonville, NC
> 	dad at
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