Bug 795412 - No poweroff/reboot/sound volume option in greeter without ConsoleKit installed
Summary: No poweroff/reboot/sound volume option in greeter without ConsoleKit installed
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gdm
Version: 17
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ray Strode [halfline]
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: F17Blocker, F17FinalBlocker
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2012-02-20 12:45 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2012-04-06 02:29 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2012-04-06 02:29:27 UTC

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Description Kamil Páral 2012-02-20 12:45:47 UTC
Description of problem:
I installed F17 Alpha RC2+updates inside KVM. After boot there is no poweroff/reboot option in GDM. I have to log in in order to power off the machine.

This is a regression from F16.

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How reproducible:

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2012-02-20 12:46:23 UTC
I'll check whether this manifests also on bare metal.

Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2012-02-20 12:51:09 UTC
Since I suppose the option for poweroff/reboot should be there, I'm proposing this as a Beta blocker:

All release-blocking desktops' offered mechanisms (if any) for shutting down, logging out and rebooting must work

Comment 3 Kamil Páral 2012-02-21 16:10:47 UTC
On bare metal there is just 'suspend' menu item, no poweroff/reboot either.

Comment 4 Adam Williamson 2012-03-02 17:43:27 UTC
Discussed at 2011-03-02 blocker review meeting. Agreed this is not a blocker: the criterion requires that the options *that are present* must work, it doesn't require any particular options to be present or not present.

We are a bit worried about this bug, though, because 'do it via GDM' is the 'official' GNOME answer to 'how do I reboot / shutdown?' With shutdown / reboot in GDM broken, the only way you can possibly shutdown/reboot graphically from GNOME is the un-discoverable alt key workaround. So we may accept this as a final blocker if it's not fixed by then.

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Comment 5 Kamil Páral 2012-03-02 18:22:24 UTC
Re-proposing as F17 Final Blocker.

Ray, can you please confirm that this is a bug and it is not an intended behavior?

Comment 6 Kamil Páral 2012-03-03 15:48:34 UTC
I have found the problem. If I install ConsoleKit, volume control and power control (reboot, poweroff) icons appear in GDM.

But, because ConsoleKit should be removed from the default installation [1], we can't just add it back, can we?

GDM has to be patched to work without ConsoleKit properly.

[1] http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Features/ckremoval

Comment 7 Adam Williamson 2012-03-05 22:33:07 UTC
yup, indeed, if ConsoleKit removal is the cause here the fix is to make gdm work correctly without CK, not reinstate CK.

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Comment 8 Matthias Clasen 2012-03-07 21:03:11 UTC
This is waiting for an accountsservice patch from Lennart; should arrive next week

Comment 9 Adam Williamson 2012-03-10 03:03:51 UTC
It would be good if you guys could try and ensure this shows up in good time for Beta.

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Comment 10 Matthias Clasen 2012-03-28 00:18:25 UTC
Should be fixed with accountsservice 0.6.17 and gdm - we'll get those out as updates soon.

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