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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Shutdown Dialog Restart Options

From: Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 17:31:59 -0800 (PST)
> I'm trying to envision when I or others might want those
> options to appear and what value they add. First, I don't
> think equivalent options with LILO are possible because LILO
> needs to be "rebuilt" after editing the lilo.conf file.
> Normal users can't do that on-the-fly. Similarly, editing
> the GRUB menu.lst file on-the-fly is impossible too.
> The only time those options could actually have effect is
> when the user is logged in and using TDE as root. Using TDE
> as root does not bother me although I know some people have
> heart attacks and start frothing with such topics.
> Regardless, the point here is I don't see when those options
> become useful in the TDE shutdown dialog.
> As mentioned, what is so challenging as to wait until the
> GRUB menu appears and then selecting the desired option?
> Further, when the default option needs to be changed, then
> somebody with admin privileges can login and edit the
> menu.lst file.
> I have both options in my menu.lst file so I can test both
> command line and graphical logins. I am struggling to see
> why those options are in the shutdown dialog when they can't
> be changed anyway by normal users.

Do we need a bug report to properly resolve this conversation?