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Re: [desktop] enabling gnome-session reboot and halt options on logout

Steve Greenland <steveg@moregruel.net> wrote:
> On 04-Mar-03, 19:18 (CST), James D Strandboge <jstrand1@rochester.rr.com> 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.

If anacron doesn't take care of all the needs, then you'll have to fix
your configuration. ;-)

Seriously, there is a perfectly good reason for switching off these
beasts at night: Power consumption. BTW "normal" IDE harddisks are
specified for lots of on/off cycles, switching them off once or twice
a day doesn't danger them.

BTW you can kill the whole problem singelhandedly by instaling acpi
support - pressing the power button will execute $configured_commando,
"shutdown -h now" per deufalt.
                  cu andreas
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