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

Bernt Hansson bah at
Wed Dec 28 20:02:30 UTC 2016

On 2016-12-28 17:39, Polytropon wrote:
> 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.
It was a long time ago that i did this. Well HAL is in ports, so i guess 
not obsolete yet. I did try both versions, mine and yours and it worked 

Nowadays i don't care much about it since i don't have a laptop, do have 
an arduino
and will get a 3d-printer tomorrow (2016-12-29)

>   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>
> 	<match action="org.freedesktop.hal.power-management.reboot">
> 		<return result="yes"/>
> 	</match>
> This can also be found in the discussion mentioned. I remember
> that I did something similar required by Gnome...

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