Sorry for the vague thread title, but I’ve encountered a series of problems that I can’t seem to get solved - which is weird since most of them should be quite common or not existent at all.
(BTW: I just installed OpenSUSE for the first time, so please bear with me…
not new to linux though)
1.: Shutdown from Xfce
I know that shutting down linux is a administrative task, but it should be well possibly to do this from within Xfce (using “Menu”->“Quit”->“Shut down”).
But this only gets me back to the log in screen.
I tried the standard sudo-approach documented at faq [Xfce wiki].
OpenSUSE seems to place the shutdown-helper in /usr/lib/ but adding:
via visudo didn’t help.
I tried the workaround proposed in this thread but polkit-auth --show-obtainable won’t do produce any useful content. It either displays the man-Page or nothing at all. (neither as root nor as user)
2.: Xfce transparency
Setting windows transparent doesn’t do anything. They’re always 100% opaque.
I tried setting the following to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf:
Section "Extensions" Option "Composite" "Enable" EndSection
(Found that tweak in some HowTo)
But I still can’t get any of the Xfce-Components transparent. (Windows, Panels, etc…)
Did I oversee any “master switch”? The How-To’s always make it seem like a “auto-on” feature.
The hostname displayed in the console is always >linux-l0v7<.
I tried to change it, but got weird results:
The /etc/hosts states the following hostnames:
127.0.0.1 nil 127.0.0.2 linux-l0v7.site linux-l0v7 192.168.0.123 MY_HOSTNAME MY_HOSTNAME
(The last line being my actual IP-Address and my actual preferred hostname)
Now I don’t know what the 127.0.0.2 device is used for or why it does display that hostname before all others, but if I try to change it, Xfce tells me that the host linux-l0v7 could not be found and Xfce won’t operate correctly at the next log in.
It does start though…
Having more problems with this, but those are the ones I want to address first. Can anyone give me a hint?