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Re: Interface of `shutdown', 'halt', ... programs

[2016-10-06 12:23] Ian Jackson <ijackson@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
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> Dmitry Bogatov writes ("Re: Interface of `shutdown', 'halt', ... programs"):
> > Thank you for your advice, Ian. You guessed correctly -- 'sudo init 0' is
> > good enough for me and I have little knowledge about "pointy-clicky"
> > things.  While I can install GNOME on virtual machine (sigh) there are
> > also other desktop enviroments (KDE, XFCE, ...).
> >
> > Is there some common way to get "pointy-clicky widget"? I assume
> > (correct me, if I am wrong) all desktop enviroments share some
> > mechanism how to invoke root-only command (shutdown) as regular user,
> > so there may be way to invoke just shutdown menu, without need other
> > parts of desktop enviroments.
> Do you have the ability to install on a second system, or maybe dual
> boot, or something ?  I would suggest doing a default install but with
> runit (not sure how one would even do that) and just letting it
> install gnome.

Here is the trick: one can't simply install runit as pid1 as long as
it is not Pre-depends of `init`

> Failing that: I use `trayer' on my laptop as a thing to allow the
> handful of desktoppy pointyclicky icony things I like, to have their
> icon.  Eg the network manager applet.

`trayer'. For some reason, it showed nothing to me, so I installed
it's ancestor `fbpanel', which provides 'shutdown' and 'reboot'
buttons, which invokes corresponding scripts. Seems that 'reboot' and
'shutdown' which are /sbin/init 6 and /sbin/init 0, and ignore command
line will suffice.


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