Re: [desktop] enabling gnome-session reboot and halt options on logout
On 04-Mar-03, 19:18 (CST), James D Strandboge <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Currently, logging out of gnome in debian only presents the user with
> saving the current session. However, there is code in gnome-session to
> give users the option to logout, reboot and shutdown. The code says
> that enabling this functionality is redhat specific however.
Why do you want to encourage users to shutdown and/or reboot their
computers? I realize that this is the habit promoted by some other
operating systems, but it's really not a good idea. In particular,
Debian systems sort of expect to be running at night to do housekeeping.
Yes, anacron helps with some things, but not everything.
Either of these tasks should be rare enough that running /bin/shutdown
from the command line is not a serious hardship.
(Hmmm, I suppose I could see the point for laptops...)
The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
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