Bug 436369 - System -> Shut down -> Shut Down does nothing
Summary: System -> Shut down -> Shut Down does nothing
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-xdm
Version: 9
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-03-06 20:25 UTC by Horst H. von Brand
Modified: 2009-07-14 18:19 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 18:19:11 UTC
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Description Horst H. von Brand 2008-03-06 20:25:46 UTC
Description of problem:
Going the menu sequence given above to shut down the machine does nothing, not
even logs me out. I have to use the powerbutton (Toshiba Tecra) to shut down.

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Comment 1 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-06 20:47:35 UTC
Do you know if you're running GDM, startx, or some other mechanism to initiate
your session?

Comment 2 Matthias Clasen 2008-03-07 01:21:27 UTC
Also, which versions of gdm, ConsoleKit and gnome-panel are we talking about here ?

Comment 3 Horst H. von Brand 2008-03-07 11:58:01 UTC
I' using XDM to start X (GDM broke a while back, haven't tried again).


Comment 4 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-07 13:57:02 UTC
Could be XDM isn't registering with ConsoleKit.

What's the output of


when you're logged in?

Comment 5 Horst H. von Brand 2008-03-07 16:16:36 UTC
Nothing (for root and myself).

Comment 6 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-07 16:34:03 UTC
if you add:

session    optional     pam_ck_connector.so

to the very bottom of /etc/pam.d/xdm

do things start working?

Comment 7 Horst H. von Brand 2008-03-09 05:01:54 UTC
No, same as before.

But now ck-list-sessions gives:

	uid = '500'
	realname = 'Horst H. von Brand'
	seat = 'Seat2'
	session-type = ''
	active = FALSE
	x11-display = ':0'
	x11-display-device = ''
	display-device = ''
	remote-host-name = ''
	is-local = TRUE
	on-since = '2008-03-09T02:07:06Z'

Comment 8 Ray Strode [halfline] 2008-03-09 16:04:09 UTC
Hmm, so there are two problems with that output:

1) x11-display-device is empty
2) active is FALSE

It could be that pam_ck_connector.so is only useful for text login, not sure. 
In theory we could use ck-launch-session (or the older, equivalent
ck-xinit-session), but there's no way to hook those in without disturbing other DMs.

Really XDM should probably grow consolekit support like the others have.

Adding Jon in case he has any insight.

Comment 9 Horst H. von Brand 2008-03-11 22:10:43 UTC
Now started from GDM (it works again!).

	uid = '500'
	realname = 'Horst H. von Brand'
	seat = 'Seat1'
	session-type = ''
	active = TRUE
	x11-display = ':0'
	x11-display-device = '/dev/tty7'
	display-device = ''
	remote-host-name = ''
	is-local = TRUE
	on-since = '2008-03-11T22:04:06Z'

Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 05:49:58 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 12 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 18:19:11 UTC
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