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#1 2006-12-10 19:07:37

seawolf
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Problem with quit on Xfce menu

I am having difficulty with Xfce 4.2 on the dream linux distro.  The Xfce menu option to quit, which would normally allow a user to log off, restart, shutdown ect... does not work.  When using the menu edit tool to see the command invoked, the command is simply 'quit'.  A careful search of my system reveals no file by that name.  Additionally, running the command xfce-session-logout from the run command has no effect.  I found a somewhat related solution on an ubuntu forum, whose solution was to add a new group with rights to shutdown the computer and add custom options to the Xfce menu to invoke shutdown commands.  Am I somehow missing a library or symbolic link?  Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 2006-12-10 21:45:41

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

An update.  I updated to Xfce 4.33.9.1, with Xfce4-sessions 4.33.9.2-1, using synaptic.  The problem still persists.  By the way, love Xfce.

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#3 2006-12-11 07:00:52

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

Are you running a DM? Do you have xfce4-session installed?


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#4 2006-12-11 16:12:40

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

xfce4-session in installed.  I'm assuming by DM you mean display manager.  xfwm4 is currently installed.

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#5 2006-12-11 23:27:05

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

I hoped the DM would give you a hint, DM is display manager, like XDM, GDM or KDM?

As an aside what happens if whilst in xfce you open a terminal and run xfce4-session?


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#6 2006-12-11 23:39:27

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

When xfce4-session is run, a message appears stating that another session manager is already running.  Here's the weird thing, when xfce4-session-logout is run in a terminal, a message appears saying no session manager is running.  GDM is my currently installed display manager.  Thanks for taking time to answer my questions.

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#7 2006-12-12 02:23:50

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

Have you also built and installed the xfce4-mcs-manager & xfce4-mcs-plugins files?


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#8 2006-12-12 02:40:47

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

Yes, both are installed.

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#9 2006-12-12 08:04:57

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

The quit command in the menu triggers xfce4-session-logout or xfsm-shutdown-helper IIRC and it probably is a permission problem. Maybe you're not in the power group (run gpasswd -a <yourname> power) or something like that.

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#10 2006-12-12 16:31:30

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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

I've tried running both files xfce4-session-logout and xfsm-shutdown-helper from the run dialog and terminal.  I've tried it with and without sudo and gksudo.  Neither one will work.  xfsm-shutdown-helper gives one output, "XFSM_SUDO_DONE" then "FAILED".  I also tried your permissions recommendation.  The results are still the same.

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#11 2006-12-13 14:57:39

seawolf
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Re: Problem with quit on Xfce menu

Changed linux distro to xubuntu and the problem has gone away.

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