When I click Menu then Shutdown (Quit) i get the following dialog:

| Session                   x |
|                             |
| Shutdown this system now?   |
| __________                  |
| |Cancel  x|                 |

(Seems like I can't press print screen when the shutdown dialog is open so I can't provide a screenshot for this issue.)

Why have I only got a cancel button and how do I fix this as there used to be shutdown, reboot, logout?


Found this somewhere else and it fixed the problem for me.

Updating to Cinnamon 2.6 (using the PPA ppa:moorkai/cinnamon), and executing the commands below, has solved the issue for me (after a restart).

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session settings-daemon-uses-logind true
gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session session-manager-uses-logind true
gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session screensaver-uses-logind false
  • Had this same issue, while running cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04. This did the trick (reboot required, though) – Gregory Butron Jan 27 '16 at 14:27
  • I did it with dconf-editor but used the same keys. Logging out and in again was required, reboot would do the trick as well. – Amir Eldor Feb 15 '16 at 10:18
sudo apt-get install consolekit 

and reboot.

Worked for me.


Found this and worked for me: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?pid=1533771#p1533771

I was able to fix that using dconf-editor under org.cinnamon.desktop.session set session-manager-uses-logind to true then logout and back in again and shutdown button should be working.


Eventually figured out that if you install dconf-editor then open it and browse to apps->indicator-session, there are some check boxes there, I ticked them all to get the buttons back. Weird because they are all labelled as suppress, ticking them enabled the buttons?

Anyways... It works.

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I,ve fixed the bug on Ubuntu 14.04. I am running Cinnamon 2.8 and using dconf under org.cinnamon.desktop.session set session-manager-uses-logind to true should resolve the problem.

Write this on yor terminal:

gsettings set org.cinnamon.desktop.session session-manager-uses-logind true

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