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Re: systemctl reboot fails (doesn't reboot)

On 3/2/19, Teemu Likonen <tlikonen@xxxxxx> wrote:
> riveravaldez [2019-03-01 23:09:12-03] wrote:
>> I've been rebooting with 'systemctl reboot' as a normal user in
>> debian-testing (and even other distros) for a couple of years now, and
>> never had no problem.
> "systemctl reboot" as a normal user should work if Policy kit and
> Systemd components are working. I don't know what is the problem but I
> have seen it a couple of times: a normal user can't shut down or reboot
> the machine nor put it in suspend mode. After reboot the problem is
> gone. It seems that the bug has something to do Policy kit.

This topic came up a while back. Can't remember if I participated then
but had intended to do so.

It always seems odd that you can shut down or reboot from either the
Applications menu at the top left or the "Session Menu" (hiding under
the user name) at the top right of the screen (in Xfce4)...

But it doesn't work from a terminal command line. :)

I'm in Buster for good now... and I got blocked in the last couple
weeks. Had to "sudo" to get out. Was just too lazy to reach up to dig
out "Log Out" from either of those menus. :)

Cindy :)
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

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