Bug 444870 - Log out or Shutdown => No option to shutdown
Summary: Log out or Shutdown => No option to shutdown
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: bigboard
Version: 9
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Owen Taylor
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-01 12:28 UTC by Marco Pesenti Gritti
Modified: 2009-07-14 16:06 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 16:06:43 UTC
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Description Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-01 12:28:32 UTC
The dialog I get from "Log out or Shutdown" has no option to shutdown.

Comment 1 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-01 12:42:27 UTC
The shutdown/reboot functionality has been moved from GDM to ConsoleKit.
gnome-panel has been patched accordingly but gnome-session has not. For
reference here is the gnome-panel upstream bug:


Bigboard "uses" the gnome-session dialog. gnome-panel instead provides its own
dialogs. The partially implemented plan for 2.24 is apparently to have the
dialogs code in gnome-session and gnome-panel call the gnome-session API. 

I can think of a couple of possibilities to fix this for Fedora 9:

* Port the gnome-panel patch to gnome-session and apply it to the Fedora 9
package. A bit of a waste because the gnome-session code has changed heavily on
* Quick hack. Patch the Fedora bigboard package to just say "Logout" and let the
users shutdown from GDM.

Comment 2 Marco Pesenti Gritti 2008-05-05 15:31:07 UTC
As discussed on the online desktop mailing list, Owen is going to add a patch to
the rpm to make the menu say "Logout" for Fedora 9.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 10:28:18 UTC
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 16:06:43 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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