FreeBSD 11.0 i386, XDM 1.1.11_6, XFCE 4.12_1 -- How to enable GUI shutdown and restart?

Polytropon freebsd at
Wed Dec 28 16:40:04 UTC 2016

On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:16:40 +0100, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> On 2016-12-27 05:02, David Christensen wrote:
> >
> > How do I enable GUI Shutdown and Restart capabilities in both XDM and 
> > XFCE?
> You need to write some policykit/consolekit rules, can't find them now, 
> and you ned HAL.

Really? Isn't HAL obsoleted yet? As far as I know, it's not
even part of the default packages anymore... but you're correct
regarding the strange *kit XML rules. You also need to pay
attention to specific group memberships.

Here is some information:

A more genral approach (for all users) can be followed by
editing /usr/local/etc/PolicyKit/PolicyKit.conf like this:

	<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.shutdown">
		<return result="yes"/>
	<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.reboot">
		<return result="yes"/>

This can also be found in the discussion mentioned. I remember
that I did something similar required by Gnome...

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