I have just installed linux mint (Mint 13 Maya 64 bit) for the first time and have also decided to swhich to the xfce desktop environment (also for the first time). After a bit of configuration I must say that I am very pleased with it. However, I didn't manage to find a way to shut down or restart through gui buttons. First of all the main menu doesn't even give you the options; it only has a "Lock Screen" button. Hence I decided to add the "Actions Button" item on my panel which gives you those options. However, appart from the "lock screen" and "log out" buttons, all the others are greyed out and cannot be clicked. So in order to shut down or reboot I am currently using the terminal.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to solve this?
Thanks in advance for any help