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For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby beli0135 on Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:54 am

Hello

There is one option only openSUSE has (maybe Sabayon, I can't recall)... you know the shut-down menu in KDE4? Well, Shut-down has submenu that allows you to choose hibernate and suspend. OpenSUSE has menu on restart that allows you to choose kernel you want to reboot in, and/or some other operating system registered in GRUB. After choosing, it boots immediately in chosen OS/Kernel.

I really miss that option, as long time openSUSE user. Is it possible to implement it?

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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby Boo on Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:13 am

I remember looking at this before but there was something about it that defeated the purpose of using it, apart from writing the gui.
I think it was that although on reboot or boot it went straight to the chosen OS, you would still have to use the grub menu to get to any other OS in grub, eg to get back into the OS that the grub lives in and change the default again.

Ie you are only avoiding using grub till you want to go to any other OS but the new default.

maybe I just run too many OS's on my box.

what i was hoping for was one boot/reboot into the chosen OS and then switch back to the former default.
I may have to look at this again.

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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby beli0135 on Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:13 am

Well, I do not agree. Option is very useful.

Task: You need to reboot in other OS
Conditions: You seriously need to go to the bathroom, quickly
Desire: pressing a button, and having another OS loaded while you were doing your things.

No matter how above written is funny or lame (choose your own reasons), process is called AUTOMATIZATION. So, we use computers to automatize processes.
+1 kudos for openSUSE

I wish to see this in Mint. Question was: Is it possible to implement in next release?

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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby eco2geek on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:48 pm

Boo wrote:what i was hoping for was one boot/reboot into the chosen OS and then switch back to the former default.
I may have to look at this again.

Is this what you mean? I thought this was a KDE thing, not a distro-related thing. (Click thumb for larger view.)

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(openSUSE's GRUB "controls" my PC. You can choose which OS you want to boot into from the Restart menu in either KDE 3.5 or KDE 4, which means you don't have to make a selection from the GRUB menu when the computer restarts. The next time you reboot, it boots into the GRUB default (unless you make another selection), as defined in "menu.lst". Making a selection from the Restart menu does not change the default selection.)
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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby beli0135 on Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:57 pm

Well, in openSUSE, I had it... in Mint, Kubuntu and Fedora (which I tested - mint I am using), I dont have it.
I do not know how to set it up, as I always used openSUSE.
I want EXACTLY as in your snapshot!
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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby lagagnon on Thu Oct 01, 2009 7:56 pm

beli0135: I believe that is a feature of KDM, which is the login manager. IIRC you have to edit the kdmrc file to enable that feature. I do not use KDM so cannot tell you the location of the kdmrc file so do this:

sudo updatedb
locate kdmrc


That will tell you where the kdmrc file is. Make a backup copy of it then edit it and you will find the option "Show boot options". I do not remember where in that file the options are, you'll have to work that out for yourself....

Read this: http://docs.kde.org/stable/en/kdebase-w ... g-shutdown

I cannot say for certain if this will work in Ubuntu/Mint....
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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby beli0135 on Fri Oct 02, 2009 1:22 pm

Well, OK, it seems fixable..

Also, point was to enable that by default in next releases. It is very useful.
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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby Boo on Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:16 pm

When i find it I'll add it.

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Re: For the Mint CE KDE team...

Postby beli0135 on Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:17 pm

Thanks!!!
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