[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#631563: Bug#631563: xfce4-session: Problem with reboot/halt and suspend buttons

Benoit benoit at friry.net
Tue Jun 28 17:44:58 UTC 2011

Benoit wrote: 
> Yves-Alexis Perez wrote: 
> > On sam., 2011-06-25 at 09:47 +0200, Benoit wrote:
> > > I use xdm as login manager. It may be a wrong choice. It used to
> > > work. 

> > It doesn't anymore. Working solutions include gdm{,3} and /maybe/
> > startx.

> OK. xdm is not a working solution. It could maybe be mentioned in
> README.Debian.

> xfce4-session/README.Debian says:

> There are two ways to enable user to shutdown the computer from Xfce:
>  - use sudo, and allow user to run /usr/sbin/xfsm-shutdown-helper in sudoers
>  - use policykit and a compatible login manager (gdm is known to work,
>    startx too if you use the tips above)

> Is it correct to understand that it should work with sudo OR
> policykit+gdm?  If both must be used to enable user to shutdown,
> the sentence should be something like "there are two conditions
> so as to enable the user to shutdown the computer from Xfce".

> If my comprehension is correct, my sudo is configured, and I
> don't understand the problem.

> If my comprehension is wrong, ok, I will adapt. Please patch the

I still cannot shutdown my computer from xfce menu.  I'm a bit
sorry of that.  But it's must one of:
 - a bug in XFCE,
 - a problem with another piece of software,
 - a problem in documentation,
 - a problem between the seat and the keyboard.

I can be wrong.  Please explain me!

> BTW, I suppose my other problem (about the suspend button which
> is hidden) is also linked with my display manager, whether "sudo
> pm-suspend" works or not.  Can you confirm?

I confirm.  Starting with gdm makes the suspend button visible.
I would be great if it was written somewhere.


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