View Full Version : [ubuntu] Karmic login screen not showing shutdown/reboot options

January 26th, 2010, 06:46 AM
I dont know what happened, but the power button icon in the login screen (see screenshot) which allows you to shutdown/reboot has disappeared.
I've tried completely removing gdm, human-theme packages, reinstalling them, running sudo dpkg-reconfigure etc...
nothing works.
This is very frustrating because I've to do ctrl+alt+F1 , login and then do a sudo reboot.
Any help will be much appreciated,

January 27th, 2010, 05:02 AM
No ideas ? Anyone?

January 27th, 2010, 05:29 AM
Give this a try:

sudo dpkg-reconfigure devicekit-power

January 27th, 2010, 11:50 AM
Nope, doesn't work.

January 27th, 2010, 03:47 PM
could always try deleting all the (hidden) files in /root/ -- make a backup first though obviously. Also maybe checking the config from gdms point of view:

sudo -i -u gdm

January 28th, 2010, 02:12 PM
There are no config files for gdm in /root, I checked.
However there are certain files in /etc/gdm , but I dont know how to edit them.