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My base system is Gentoo amd64, up to date. Before the upgrade, I have the shutdown button in the KDE menu. But after the upgrade, this button is gone...I think it is because of the permission settings are wrong. The user account I used is in the user group. But I have no idea how the set the permission. I even tried to delete the KDE configuration files in the user directory and try to re-configure everything, but does not work.

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    You can try this. Have you tried to create a new account to see if the shutdown button is there? – Alko Aug 23 '13 at 14:03
  • @Alko, I have tried. No shutdown button for the new user. I think it is a system wide configuration issue. – David S. Aug 25 '13 at 2:34
  • I have find out this issue is related to polkit, not KDE itself...however I still cannot find a fix :( – David S. Aug 25 '13 at 13:32
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The configuration file /etc/config/kdm/kdmrc has the following section:

[Shutdown]
# The command (subject to word splitting) to run to halt the system.
# Default is "/sbin/shutdown -h -P now"
# HaltCmd=
# The command (subject to word splitting) to run to reboot the system.
# Default is "/sbin/shutdown -r now"
# RebootCmd=
# Whether it is allowed to shut down the system via the global command socket.
# Default is false
# AllowFifo=true
# Whether it is allowed to abort active sessions when shutting down the
# system via the global command socket.
# Default is true
#AllowFifoNow=false

Un-comment the "AllowFifo=true" line, then the system shutdown as it used to before the latest upgrade. Source and info As long as this is correct you can add a shutdown launcher.

  • I am not using kdm, I use lightdm. So I don't have this config. file at all :( – David S. Aug 25 '13 at 3:28
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Switch to systemd fix this permission issue.

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