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Unlike KDM, GDM outsources services such as shutdown, restart and parts of session switching to a lower-level component. Until and including Fedora 16, that component was ConsoleKit. Starting from Fedora 17, it is systemd. Support for systemd in kde-workspace was developed in Fedora and needs testing.


A system which uses GDM as its display manager. Ensure that the gdm package is installed and that /etc/sysconfig/desktop, if it exists, does not contain a line starting with DISPLAYMANAGER=, then reboot. Testing from a KDE live image is difficult, you may have more luck starting from the Desktop (GNOME) live CD and installing the KDE Plasma Desktop Workspace on it (yum groupinstall kde-desktop).

How to test

  1. Boot to GDM.
  2. If autologin to GNOME is enabled, start by logging out of GNOME.
  3. Log into KDE Plasma Desktop. (GDM allows selecting the session type after you enter the user name, on the password prompt screen.)
  4. Try shutting down, rebooting or switching users from the KDE Plasma Desktop Workspace.

Expected Results

  1. Shutdown and restart should work.
  2. User switching should also work.