OpenSuse 11.2 Logout problems

I installed Suse 11.2 with KDE and then installed the Novell client and got it working. Then I installed the gnome desktop because kiosktool has stopped being developted and I really need to lock down the desktop as I am going to use it in a High School lab. The problem is when I choose shutdown or restart from the gnome menu I get taken to the linux login screen and then have to use the menu at the bottom left there to sucessfully shutdown or restart the PC. If a student logs out after a class and the next student logs, the first students novell drive mappings and and home directory are still there. I have tried a number of things suggested in this thread HELP: Can’t shut down openSUSE 11.2 - Page 6 - openSUSE Forums but so far nothing works. Only the icons on the desktop are available to the students so if I could just get an icon that would physically reboot the PC I could live with that. Or if I could get the Novell tray app “Novell Lougout” to run when I click on the gnome logout icon I placed on the destop as it (the novell logout)does log the client off sucessfully while the gnome logout doesn’t.

I’ve been looking at the Runlevels and would like to know if there is a way for me to put an icon on the desktop to initiate a runlevel 0 -shutdown or 6 -Reboot? That would essentially solve my problem as long as it doesnt take me back to the suse login menu page and of course a regulat user would have to be able to run it.

You still must have root level access to run init. How ever on log out init 5 should be restarted.

It appears the problem is the reinitialization of the Novell client on log out. You might include a process to restart the client in the level 5 init scripts. the scripts can be found in /etc/init.d/rc5.d

Be sure to follow the basic skeleton to assure proper functioning. You will also need to figure out how to restart or log out of the client app.