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Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« on: October 26, 2016, 03:42:30 pm »
I have PM7 installed to my laptop and I am loving it. The only issue I seem to have is that on the panel when I click my user ID, the options Suspend & Shutdown are greyed out and log out will not work. Error: Failed to run action "Log Out...". I have to select switch user and then can select Shutdown from there with a message that a user is still logged on.

Is there a reason that I cannot select Suspend or Shutdown?

My output of inxi -Fz:

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sarge@sarge-PM-OS7-VGN-CR420E ~ $ inxi -Fz
System:    Host: sarge-PM-OS7-VGN-CR420E Kernel: 4.4.0-45-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Sony product: VGN-CR420E v: C10209FL
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO Bios: Phoenix v: R2101Q0 date: 06/02/2008
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo T9500 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 2601 MHz 1: 2000 MHz 2: 1200 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (primary)
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 965GM GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card Intel 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-45-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN [Kedron] Network Connection
           driver: iwl4965
           IF: wlp2s0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
           driver: r8169
           IF: enp6s0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 240.1GB (4.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SanDisk_SDSSDX24 size: 240.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 25G used: 4.6G (20%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 82G used: 730M (1%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 4.33GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 183 Uptime: 2 min Memory: 539.1/3942.7MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7
« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2016, 03:42:30 pm »
To help us help you, ALL new requests for technical support should include basic system information.

If you haven't already done so, please open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run the following command:
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inxi -Fzthen copy what was returned in the terminal and post it back here.

This was an automated response but please don't ignore it, providing this information now is highly likely to save time for both you and any prospective respondents and aid in the diagnosis of your problem  .. Thanks in advance :)

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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2016, 05:08:57 pm »
I have used Fedora, Linux Mint, and Ubuntu with several desktop environments and have not seen this type of activity.

Does anyone have a comment as to why this happens?

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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2016, 05:14:29 pm »
I take it you mean the "Action Buttons" panel plugin.

See here:
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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7
« Reply #4 on: November 01, 2016, 11:36:37 pm »
I have PM7 installed to my laptop and I am loving it. The only issue I seem to have is that on the panel when I click my user ID, the options Suspend & Shutdown are greyed out and log out will not work.

Hi Sgthawker,

What do you mean by "click my user ID" on the panel? I do not have this on my panel. Did you install something new to the panel?  :-\

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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2016, 08:59:44 am »
Hey Slim,

I meant the user name on the panel at the top right which includes:

Lock Screen
Switch User
{Suspend} greyed out
{Shut Down} greyed out
Log Out

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Does it make sense now?

I searched this forum and read through the online users guide, but I didn't see a name other than "the panel", and saw my "user ID".
« Last Edit: November 04, 2016, 09:01:50 am by Sgthawker »

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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2016, 12:11:58 pm »
The standard Peppermint 7 panel should NOT look like that .. have you modified it ?
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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2016, 04:07:12 pm »
No, I have not modified it at all. I am not sure I would know how.

I have used computers for 30+ years, build my own, use multiple operating systems, and upgrade hardware regularly, but I am newer to Linux and so far have just tried many distros without much other than normal usage so far. Certainly no modifications to the desktop environment.

What do you think may have happened? ???

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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2016, 04:12:44 pm »
Was this a clean install of Peppermint 7, or did you keep a home partition from a previous distro ?



Try this to reset the panel to the Peppermint defaults.

Open a terminal by hitting Ctrl+Alt+T

Now run these commands in sequence:
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cd ~then
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wget https://peppermintos.info/archive/reset-pm7-panel.tar.gzthen
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tar xvf reset-pm7-panel.tar.gzthen
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./reset-pm7-panel.shYou will be presented with the logout dialog .. CHOOSE LOGOUT  <--this is important

Then log back on.

Panel and whiskermenu should now be back to defaults.
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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2016, 05:52:54 pm »
Okay, that seems to have made a difference. It looks like the Live USB stick version did.

I think you called it...I installed via formatting root, but left a mostly empty /home from Linux Mint 18 with KDE with a dual boot with Linux Mint 17.3 KDE that is still there with a separate / and /home.

So, even though I formatted root, you think settings from KDE took over the whisker menu for PM 7. I will say that LM 18 KDE had the panel at the bottom of the screen instead of at the top like this initial install did.

Thank you for your expertise.

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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2016, 06:50:56 pm »
Hi Sgthawker, how's it going  ;)?  It's not recommended to retain a /home folder when you're either upgrading, or distro hopping.  At first glance it would seem a good idea.  However, different distros have different versions of software in their repos.  The config files will also be different and these are saved in the /home folder.  This in many cases causes conflicts and often renders the distro unusable.  A separate /home partition is only useful when you have to reinstall, (for whatever reason) the distro you're currently using.  Other than that, it's useless  ;).

A far better and safe way of retaining your /DATA is to create a separate /DATA partition.  This will enable you to upgrade to a new release, do some distro hopping and even share folders and file with Windows in a multi boot machine.  It's also really easy to do.  Our Trusted User, Slim.Fatz has written a splendid instructional tutorial showing how to easily create and use symlinks to a /DATA partition: How To: Use symlinks to a DATA partition.  I highly recommend that everyone do this.  It's incredibly useful and time saving.  It's also a really fun, practical project for a newbie to easily achieve a very satisfying result.  I hope you find this helpful - have fun  ;).
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Re: Suspend and Shutdown are greyed out on my panel. PM7 (Solved)
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2016, 03:00:26 am »
It's not that it kept the panel from KDE, more that because you kept your old /home partition it couldn't copy the Peppermint panel config files from /etc/skel during installation .. so the XFCE4 panel fell back to its default settings.

Anyway, you're most  welcome and thanks for marking the topic (SOLVED) :)
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