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I have Ubuntu 11.04 and I works perfect.

I do not know what happened but for no reason the logout, restart and shutdown options disappeared from power menu.

I did restart it more than one time maybe it will solve the problem. also, I did all the updates and still the same thing.

I check the gconf-editor on /apps/indicator-session, all the options of suppress_* is not checked.

I've also tried purging the session indicator packages before reinstalling them:

sudo apt-get purge indicator-session indicator-applet-session
sudo apt-get install indicator-session indicator-applet-session ubuntu-desktop

I do not know when this problem happened but 2 weeks ago was every thing fine.

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This is not really a solution to your problem, but as a workaround in the meantime you can open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and type sudo reboot for a restart and sudo shutdown now -P for a shutdown. You might also see options come up when you press your machine's power button. – Christopher Kyle Horton Jul 25 '11 at 6:03
that what I do but I want to have it in the power menu – user8580 Jul 25 '11 at 6:29
Does your account have administrator rights? Is it included in the shutdown and halt groups?… – dmityugov Jul 25 '11 at 13:24
I dont get what you mean. – user8580 Jul 26 '11 at 18:25
Try adding a new user, logging out and logging back in as that new user. If you can see the reboot/shutdown options, then it's an issue with your settings. If you can't figure out what the issue is, try migrating your files to that new user account you just created. – bafromca Jul 29 '11 at 13:28

There is an existing bug report for this problem but it has not been updated or fixed.

It may be worth temporarily moving ~/.config/dconf/user to ~/.config/dconf/user.old and rebooting to see it that makes a difference as it may be due to something being locked down.

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