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Re: Logging out of X Windows

On Thu, 6 Jan 2000, Carl Fink wrote:

> On Thu, Jan 06, 2000 at 02:59:16PM -0700, Cameron Matheson wrote:
> > I am sorry for asking so many questions, but I am only fifteen, so I don't
> > have any sort of large income to spend on books.
> No problem.  That's what this list is for.
> On the other hand, a very quick ckeck of Deja or the mailing list
> archives would have answered this question.
> > I was just wondering if I am logging out of X Windows correctly.  When I am
> > at the log-in screen, I am pressing Ctrl+Alt+Backspace, and then
> > Ctrl+Alt+Delete.  This cleanly unmounts everything, but I was wondering if
> > their was an easier way.
> Yes.  But it depends on what you're running (in terms of window
> manager/environments).  This always works:  at an xterm prompt (or
> equivalent) su to root and type
> 	reboot
> or perhaps
> 	halt
> depending on what you're doing.

If you use gdm, in /etc/gdm/gdm.conf you'd find SystemMenu entry; set it
to 1 (SystemMenu=1), and you'd have a System menu on the gdm login panel. 
With the menu, you can reboot and shutdown the system right from the login


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