Bug#379192: [Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#379192: user is unable to shutdown or restart from xfce4 quit menu (after default etch installation)

Michael Gilbert michael.s.gilbert at gmail.com
Sat Jul 22 14:34:31 UTC 2006

On 7/22/06, Yves-Alexis Perez wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 18:28 -0400, zero79 wrote:
> > Package: xfce4
> > Version:
> > Severity: normal
> >
> > directly after a default etch install (using the beta etch debian-installer),
> > the user is not permitted to restart or shutdown the system from the xfce4
> > quit menu.
> >
> > it should be possible for the user (for which the first user account was set up) to be able to shutdown his/her system directly from the xfce4 menu.
> The restart/shutdown rights aren't managed by Xfce but via sudo. It uses
> xfsm-shutdown-helper which needs root rights to shutdown or reboot the
> machine. You only need to add your user rights to execute this command
> as root using sudo.
> Maybe it's debian-installer role to add the first user in sudoers. Or we
> could manage it via some install scripts via debconf, but I'm not really
> sure I want xfce4-session to depend on sudo.
> Regards,
> --
> Yves-Alexis

i agree, this is probably a d-i issue.  i suggest that it be
reassigned to them.  thanks.


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