Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

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mountainmonkey
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Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

Post by mountainmonkey »

Hello,
My original user account has several options when clicking the Red button in the LXDE logo in the lower lefthand corner. Some options are Log-Off, Hibernate, and Shutdown.

I've just created a new user account for a friend and the only option is "Log-Out"/"Log-Off". How can I get the Shutdown option in this newly created account?

Thanks

mountainmonkey
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Re: Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

Post by mountainmonkey »

Another way to describe the problem is to say:

The command

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lxsession-logout
gives only one option, namely, Logout.

maces
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Re: Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

Post by maces »

Hi,

it seams, that your user doesn't have the rights to shut down the computer, is he in the group "power"? You check this by typing "id" in a terminal.

maces

mountainmonkey
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Re: Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

Post by mountainmonkey »

maces,
thank you for your reply. I've lent my LXDE netbook to a friend already, and so won't be able to try the "id" until next week. But hope to do so after I get the netbook back.

How come LXDE/Debian does not automatically take care of these things?

archibald haddock
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Re: Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

Post by archibald haddock »

I had the same problems using slim as login manager, while it was working with gdm. But somehow later it worked in slim, too. What login manager are you using?

mountainmonkey
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Re: Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

Post by mountainmonkey »

archibald,
thanks for your response.

re: Login manager
I don't know what i'm using. I don't remember. perhaps slim. how can i confirm?

archibald haddock
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Re: Newly Created User Account has LogOff button but no Shutdown

Post by archibald haddock »

Well, I dont know what distro you are using, Gentoo at least has the file /etc/conf.d/xdm to configure your login manager. It could be written in there.

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