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"Action Buttons" in Panel
« on: August 02, 2019, 02:28:07 am »
Folks,

I've added the "Action Buttons" to the panel and the Log Out button gives an error response;

Error - Failed to run action "Log Out..." The name org.xfce.SessionManager was not provided by any .service files

Lock Screen - Works fine
Switch User - Works fine, as it logs me out anyway, I'm the only user
Suspend - Grayed out
Shut Down - Grayed out
Log Out - Errors as above

The Log Out buutton built into the Menu structure works fine and presents a menu with many options that all work.

Thought it might have been due to something I did tweaking and so forth, so I tried my install DVD, (yes I still use those) and used the Live version of Pep10 to see if it was me, sadly though the Live version also has the same issues.

Since the buttons work from the Menu structure I suppose it is a file some where that may need an edit or three to correct. If anyone knows what file and edits to make I'll do it for my system.

Thanks In Advance

Take Care and Enjoy
Dave
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Re: "Action Buttons" in Panel
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2019, 03:07:51 pm »
The 'Action Buttons' Xfce panel applet doesn't work in Peppermint because it requires the Xfce session manager but we use the LXDE session manager.

It's been discussed MANY times on this forum .. for example:-
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,8612.msg88172.html#msg88172
and
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4986.msg49754.html#msg49754
and
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,3998.msg40066.html#msg40066
and
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4141.msg41287.html#msg41287
and
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4058.msg40639.html#msg40639
and
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4171.msg41597.html#msg41597
and
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,4557.msg45791.html#msg45791
etc.

I'm afraid there is no config file you can edit to make it work, but if for some reason you must have a logout button on the panel this can be achieved by adding a peppermint-logout launcher to the panel
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,3728.0.html
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Re: "Action Buttons" in Panel
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2019, 09:33:39 pm »
@ PCNetSpec

I appreciate the response and somehow I missed those posts in the forum, as I had looked, I must be blind in one eye and can't see out of the other.

That's too bad there isn't a file that can be edited to solve this, especially in light of the 'MANY' other users who seem to want the features of the 'Action Buttons'. To me it is a known bug and deserves to be fixed for the good of Peppermint and the community.

And after I think about it, begs the question of; Why hasn't it been fixed? Especially since it has been known for over three years based on the quoted posts.

That's my three cents.

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Re: "Action Buttons" in Panel
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2019, 09:54:09 pm »
Small team

Not enough call for it (the handful of people who've mentioned it so far have been happy either with the workaround or simply using the same functionality in the whiskermenu)

a known and published workaround

a dislike of unnecessary function duplication

and because with LXDE disappearing we're not 100% sure yet whether we'll be switching to the Xfce session manager in the long term anyway ;)
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