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roytheman
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 21, 2014 3:34 pm    Post subject: SOLVED Can't shutdown / logout by right-clicking on desktop Reply with quote

Hello Gentoo forum,

I am running KDE 4.11.5:4 but when I right click on a vacant part of the desktop and click on "leave" from the drop down menu, nothing happens, no dialogue box appears to offer shutdown options. A dialogue box DOES appear if I attempt to logout or restart from the Start menu. However, if I logout then log back in (from the Start menu), the problem goes away, and it stays fixed for any subsequent logouts and logins. In other words, the problem only occurs from a fresh reboot. I have tried disabling system sounds but it did not help. My desktop is in folder view and in system settings I have "restore previous session" checked and if I check "start from empty session", the problem still remains.

I was wondering if anyone might offer me some suggestions as to how to fix this?

Thanks much,
Roy


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roytheman
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Joined: 08 Nov 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 25, 2014 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With help from a KDE forum, I solved my problem.

The clue was an error message in .xsession-errors that said

Code:

_IceTransSocketUNIXConnect: Cannot connect to non-local host localhost


I also noticed if I disabled wicd, the problem went away.

So the solution was to re-name my hostname from localhost to, say, mybox.

Then the problem went away.

All the best,
Roy
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