Enable reboot/shutdown (newbie question?)

Nathan Elliott nelliott at gci.com
Fri Mar 4 19:23:52 CET 2005

-----Original Message-----
From: Nathan Elliott 
Sent: Thursday, March 03, 2005 6:43 PM
To: 'xfce at xfce.org'
Subject: Enable reboot/shutdown (newbie question?)

I read the manual, and searched the online mailing list archives...and
either I'm the only dope with this problem, or I'm just missing the obvious.

I'm running XFCE 4.2 installed via RPMs from http://www.eslrahc.com/ on
Mandrake 10.1

Everything works great, and I love it!!!...Except I can't get the darned
shutdown/reboot options enabled.

Snippet from my /etc/sudoers file:

nelliott localhost=/usr/local/libexec/xfsm-shutdown-helper

As you might guess, I can sudo anything I want on the system.  Still, the
little reboot and shutdown options are un-selectable to me.  =(

The binary file "xfsm-shutdown-helper" actually installed itself to
/usr/lib, so first I tried adding that path to my sudoers file.  Next I
created a symlink to the file in /usr/local/libexec...

Please help!??


Message: 10
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 02:00:25 -0600
From: Thetargos <thetargos at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: Enable reboot/shutdown (newbie question?)
To: XFCE general discussion list <xfce at xfce.org>
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Did you also install the xfce-session packages?


Yes, xfce-session is installed.  For fun I installed XFCE 4.2 on a second
machine, and I have the same problem there.  Any other cool ideas?

I wildly theorized that xfsm-shutdown-helper wasn't in my path, so I copied
it to /usr/X11R6/bin, this didn't help matters at all either.

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