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

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Dec 29 10:07:17 UTC 2016

On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 22:45:12 +0100, Matthias Apitz wrote:
> El día Wednesday, December 28, 2016 a las 10:38:21PM +0100, Bernt Hansson escribió:
> > On 2016-12-28 22:01, Polytropon wrote:
> > > On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 21:02:17 +0100, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> > >> On 2016-12-28 17:39, Polytropon wrote:
> > >>> On Wed, 28 Dec 2016 03:16:40 +0100, Bernt Hansson wrote:
> > >>> and will get a 3d-printer tomorrow (2016-12-29)
> > > Use it to 3D-print yourself a HAL-9000. :-)
> > Maybe I will, but who is doing the voice. Can't print that.
> Here it is for printing:
> Dave Bowman: Hello, HAL. Do you read me, HAL?
>         HAL: Affirmative, Dave. I read you.
> Dave Bowman: Open the pod bay doors, HAL.
>         HAL: I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
> Dave Bowman: What's the problem?
>         HAL: I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.
> Dave Bowman: What are you talking about, HAL?
>         HAL: This mission is too important for me to allow you to jeopardize it.
> Dave Bowman: I don't know what you're talking about, HAL.
>         HAL: I know that you and Frank were planning to disconnect me, and I'm afraid that's something I cannot allow to happen.
> Dave Bowman: [feigning ignorance] Where the hell did you get that idea, HAL?
>         HAL: Dave, although you took very thorough precautions in the pod against my hearing you, I could see your lips move.
> Dave Bowman: Alright, HAL. I'll go in through the emergency airlock.
>         HAL: Without your space helmet, Dave? You're going to find that rather difficult.
> Dave Bowman: HAL, I won't argue with you anymore! Open the doors!
>         HAL: Dave, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. Goodbye.

Yes, that's exacly how a conversion with the Hardware Abstraction
Layer and its companions "The Kits" (policykit, consolekit etc.)
takes place when you try to re-activate a functionality that has
been working in X for decades. You try to convince it editing some
obscure XML files, launch services, put "prefixes" and "suffixes"
to your commands (ck-launch-session, --with-ck-launch etc.), but
it won't listen. It knows better. It will - as programmed - save
the mission at all costs. :-)

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