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[Bug 1403289] Re: ctrl-alt-delete is missing a reboot option in Unity Desktop


** Changed in: ayatana-design
       Status: New => Opinion

** Changed in: unity
       Status: Incomplete => Opinion

** Changed in: unity (Ubuntu)
       Status: Incomplete => Opinion

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  ctrl-alt-delete is missing a reboot option in Unity Desktop

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Bug description:
  The Unity Desktop doesn't allow a user to reboot their computer by
  hitting ctrl-alt-delete.

  When ctrl-alt-delete his hit, only two options are provided:
  - Lock
  - Log out

  This bugs is requesting that 4 more options be added to this menu:
  - Reboot
  - Shutdown
  - System Monitor
  - Command Prompt

  Use Case:

  Today I encountered a situation where I did not have a mouse-cursor
  after logging into the Unity desktop. That bug is reported in detail


  Ultimately, I had to hit ctrl-alt-t to acquire a command prompt, and
  type the command "sudo reboot" in order to reboot my computer.

  The most widely familiar "first step" for dealing with a computer that
  is either "locked up" or "missing a mouse cursor" is the Windows
  tradition of hitting ctrl-alt-delete. The Unity desktop understands
  ctrl-alt-delete, but offers a super limited menu of options after the
  user hits ctrl-alt-delete.

  Additionally, keep this mind: Although most menus are accessible (in
  Unity) via the keyboard, the little gear icon (top-right: used to
  reboot your computer) is NOT intuitively accessible via the keyboard.

  Furthermore, the unity dash should understand what "REBOOT" or
  "SHUTDOWN" means! I'm not saying that the unity dash should restart
  you computer when you type restart or reboot there, but it should at
  least offer the option of doing so after such things are typed.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
  Package: unity 7.2.3+14.04.20140826-0ubuntu1
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-43.72-generic
  Uname: Linux 3.13.0-43-generic x86_64
  NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
  .proc.driver.nvidia.gpus.0: Error: [Errno 21] Is a directory: '/proc/driver/nvidia/gpus/0'
  .proc.driver.nvidia.registry: Binary: ""
   NVRM version: NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module  331.113  Mon Dec  1 21:08:13 PST 2014
   GCC version:  gcc version 4.8.2 (Ubuntu 4.8.2-19ubuntu1)
  ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.6
  Architecture: amd64
  CompizPlugins: No value set for `/apps/compiz-1/general/screen0/options/active_plugins'
  CompositorRunning: compiz
  CompositorUnredirectDriverBlacklist: '(nouveau|Intel).*Mesa 8.0'
  CompositorUnredirectFSW: true
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue Dec 16 21:05:26 2014
  DistUpgraded: Fresh install
  DistroCodename: trusty
  DistroVariant: ubuntu
   NVIDIA Corporation GT216M [GeForce GT 230M] [10de:0a28] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
     Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:7001]
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-11-23 (23 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS "Trusty Tahr" - Release amd64 (20140722.2)
  MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.13.0-43-generic root=UUID=8b3cc691-0444-4efd-8504-0ae5dd9ba3eb ro quiet splash
  SourcePackage: unity
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 05/31/2010
  dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.bios.version: F.25
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: 7001
  dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.board.version: 35.35
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.chassis.version: N/A
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvrF.25:bd05/31/2010:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliondv8NotebookPC:pvr0499220000241210001040000:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn7001:rvr35.35:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvrN/A:
  dmi.product.name: HP Pavilion dv8 Notebook PC
  dmi.product.version: 0499220000241210001040000
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  version.compiz: compiz 1:
  version.ia32-libs: ia32-libs N/A
  version.libdrm2: libdrm2 2.4.52-1
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri: libgl1-mesa-dri 10.1.3-0ubuntu0.2
  version.libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental: libgl1-mesa-dri-experimental N/A
  version.libgl1-mesa-glx: libgl1-mesa-glx 10.1.3-0ubuntu0.2
  version.nvidia-graphics-drivers: nvidia-graphics-drivers N/A
  version.xserver-xorg-core: xserver-xorg-core 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.5
  version.xserver-xorg-input-evdev: xserver-xorg-input-evdev 1:2.8.2-1ubuntu2
  version.xserver-xorg-video-ati: xserver-xorg-video-ati 1:7.3.0-1ubuntu3.1
  version.xserver-xorg-video-intel: xserver-xorg-video-intel 2:2.99.910-0ubuntu1.3
  version.xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau 1:1.0.10-1ubuntu2
  xserver.bootTime: Tue Dec 16 20:55:06 2014
  xserver.configfile: default
  xserver.errors: open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
  xserver.logfile: /var/log/Xorg.0.log
  xserver.version: 2:1.15.1-0ubuntu2.5

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