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I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and when I select the shutdown option from the top-right corners drop down, instead of giving me an option to shutdown or hibernate, it only lets me lock and log out. I haven't made any major installations or changes to anything recently that could have messed that up.

The output of gnome-session-quit --power-off is

** (gnome-session-quit:2707): WARNING **: Failed to call Shutdown: Logout has been locked down
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    Have you installed a dock? – Nuwan Thisara Jul 24 '16 at 4:34
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    whats happening if you do it from terminal ? And whats the output gnome-session-quit --power-off and after executing this command it will debug in terminal and provide us the output. – rɑːdʒɑ Jul 24 '16 at 4:36
  • @Nuwan not sure what a dock is, so I assume not. – James Jul 24 '16 at 16:45
  • @Raja the output has been added to the question. Thank you! – James Jul 24 '16 at 16:47
  • which shutdown and what is the permission given to shutdown binary. – rɑːdʒɑ Jul 24 '16 at 17:12

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