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Month: February 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Shutdown Dialog Restart Options

From: Calvin Morrison <mutantturkey@...>
Date: Tue, 21 Feb 2012 20:39:40 -0500
On 21 February 2012 20:31, Darrell Anderson <humanreadable@...> wrote:
>> 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?
> Darrell
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yes please.

we need a universal method (daemon or otherwise) of controlling all
these different mechanisms from one interface.

I am holding off on kicker code because I _refuse_ to integrate my
kicker with udev or hal. writing it in for every app doesn't seem like
the solution, creating a single interface does.