faced 4 issues with F15 nighty compose 20110311.07.iso

mike cloaked mike.cloaked at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 20:01:11 UTC 2011

On Tue, Mar 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM, Adam Williamson <awilliam at redhat.com> wrote:

>> 2) The user-switch panel doesnt have options "restart" , or "shut
>> down".. refer the screenshot :
>> http://goo.gl/r9XZG
> This is intentional. If you hold down Alt, a 'Shut Down' option appears
> in place of suspend. Restart is considered unnecessary as a general
> purpose option, at present, as near as I can tell; I've been yelled at
> by the desktop team for saying this, but no-one seems to be
> re-implementing it, and when I ask what the real story is, no-one seems
> to tell me. So AIUI, it's not there, on purpose, and this is not going
> to change. If you need to reboot because you installed updates,
> PackageKit is supposed to handle that. If you want to reboot to another
> OS, I think there was talk of some kind of special case for handling
> that, but it doesn't seem like it's being implemented. Beyond that, all
> you can do at present is log out and reboot from gdm, use the 'Shut
> Down' option and power back on manually, or run 'reboot' at a console
> (which doesn't shut down quite as cleanly).

Am I right in thinking that you will still be able to logout from the
user and then switch to a VT other than the gdm screen - and then
enter "shutdown -r now" ?

Or will that give an unclean shutdown a la the reboot command (i.e. is
reboot equivalent)?

mike c

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