I'm not sure for what you need it, but maybe this is a solution
dbus-send --system --print-reply --dest=org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit /org/freedesktop/ConsoleKit/Manager org.freedesktop.ConsoleKit.Manager.Stop
This is an idea, but other possibilities, closer to the Gnome desktop are possible.
MBantz, you might want to vote for this package request
You might want to consider adding "/sbin/halt;" at the beginning of the shutdown command lines in GDM. You now will wonder why and how that can be related ? And maybe how to do that ? ^^How that can be related
Here are the different commands:$ ls -l /usr/bin/shutdown
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 avril 30 2010 /usr/bin/shutdown -> consolehelper*$ ls -l /sbin/shutdown
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 22060 janv. 10 2010 /sbin/shutdown*
$ ls -l /usr/bin/halt
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 avril 30 2010 /usr/bin/halt -> consolehelper*$ ls -l /sbin/halt
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 13732 janv. 10 2010 /sbin/halt*
Now, see the relation between the commands and their belonging:
consolehelper is sort of a "pam stuff". What packages does consolehelper belong to ?$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/consolehelper
what does it do ?
$ rpm -qil usermode-consoleonly | more
Name : usermode-consoleonly Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 1.102 Vendor: (none)
Release : 1pclos2010 Build Date: lun. 09 nov. 2009
10:04:05 CET Install Date: mer. 17 févr. 2010 04:15:06 CET Build Host:
localhost.localdomain Group : System/Libraries Source RPM:
usermode-1.102-1pclos2010.src.rpm Size :
768232 License: GPLv2+ Signature : (none)
URL : https://fedorahosted.org/usermode/
Summary : Non graphical part of usermode
This package contains only the usermode stuff which doesn't require
XFree or GTK to run.
It is the non graphical... what is and what does the graphical part do ? (just curious... )
$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/consolehelper-gtk
The usermode package contains several graphical tools for users:
userinfo, usermount and userpasswd. Userinfo allows users to change
their finger information. Usermount lets users mount, unmount, and
format filesystems. Userpasswd allows users to change their passwords.
Install the usermode package if you would like to provide users with
graphical tools for certain account management tasks.
Well no idea... what is it's work, invoking "/usr/bin/consolehelper-gtk" returns "impossible to
find the selected program", but this does not matter, it's just a side question.
There is this new version for usermode-consoleonly, for which I went to request an update as I said above hoping this could help some shutdown problem.
To finish with this, what differs with /sbin/halt and /sbin/shutdown
$ rpm -qf /sbin/halt
$ rpm -qf /sbin/shutdown
not the same program as "/usr/bin/shutdown" and all linked to consolehelper*... it is "this good ol' sysvinit".
How old is it ?
$ rpm -qil sysvinit
Name : sysvinit Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 2.87 Vendor: (none)
Release : 1pclos2010 Build Date: dim. 10 janv. 2010
Is there a new version out there ? Yes, but not at the same adress as
described in the spec file:http://download.savannah.gnu.org/releases/sysvinit
I have also suggested an update here
a while ago.
To solve the problem, at the moment, it is possible to configure GDM to make it use /sbin/halt from the sysvinit package. It might help solve with the button "shutdown" from the gnome panel, but I am not sure because I don't know how this is configured, and I don't even know if it is possible to change manually the command it calls for the extinction. At minimum you could logout and shutdown from GDMHow to do that ?
In user console type:
then you will be prompted for the root password.
in the General tab, down right click on the button "Edit commands". You will see a new window. At the beginning of the line with all the commands, add as I said above : /sbin/halt;
then click on "Apply the modifications".
I will write into the file /etc/X11/gdm/custom.conf
Here is what mine looks like actually:
HaltCommand=/sbin/halt;/usr/bin/poweroff;/sbin/poweroff;/sbin/shutdown -h now;/usr/sbin/shutdown -h now
If you don't have "su" working correctly either, it might be because of a few bugs in the last Zen as of July. See here
for more information. A new test version is available which has been announced at the tester's mailing list. Have you registered there ?