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Old 27th July 2008
darken darken is offline
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I am obliged to pass in mode(fashion) console to restart the machine.les buttons put out(switch off) and restart who(which) display in XFCE when we close the session, but about is the administrator of session, they always remain tinted. He indeed has to have there a manip which allows to activate them.
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Old 27th July 2008
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Hi there,

as far as I understand your posting you cannot shut down a xfce-session by using the buttons. Instead you have to switch to the console - right?

If this is your problem the following steps should solve it:

You have to edit /etc/sudoers to give the according right. This is a special file that you have to edit (as root) with a special command:

# visudo

... now add the following line somewhere in the appropriate section (doesn't really matter where, as long as it's there):

%users ALL=NOPASSWD:/usr/libexec/xfsm-shutdown-helper (this is the path under OpenBSD, maybe it's a little different under FreeBSD)

Effect is immediate, you don't even need to restart anything. And your User has to be in the group "users".

One last hint: Before you try to edit /etc/sudoers by visudo, you have to get used to the text editor "vi" (if you haven't used it before).

Here you find a detailed description of this solution.

Last edited by nihonto; 27th July 2008 at 10:28 AM.
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Old 31st July 2008
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I have been able to edit the sudoers file with the regular 'ee'... No problems at all.

In FreeBSD the path is usr/local/etc/sudoers (you should -of course - edit it as root)
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Old 31st July 2008
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You should set EDITOR to ee and use visudo if you want to use ee to edit the sudoers file, not edit sudoers file directly.
From visudo(8):

       visudo edits the sudoers file in a safe fashion, analogous to vipw(8).
       visudo locks the sudoers file against multiple simultaneous edits, pro-
       vides basic sanity checks, and checks for parse errors.	If the sudoers
       file is currently being edited you will receive a message to try again
UNIX was not designed to stop you from doing stupid things, because that would also stop you from doing clever things.
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Not on FreeBSD but on OpenBSD:
xfce does not always gets the sudoaers right (greyed shutdown and restart).
However, once sudo has been used on any other app (even CLI), the functions are available.

On FreeBSD, with both GNOME and xfce, the GNOME sudoers functions are available, at the cost of not beeing available to xfce.
When on FreeBSD, GNOME is not installed (sort of as about everything gets installed for xfce "deps"), xfce has access to the sudoers functions.

Must have to do with some other security thinghies a la policykit, fam, gamin, ...
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