[nmglug] Poweroff Re: Re: Solved Re: Zombie desktop artifact

Tom Ashcraft trailerdog234 at comcast.net
Wed Aug 14 21:05:40 PDT 2019

Yep,  systemd.  This explains it:


sudo systemctl poweroff

sudo systemctl reboot

On 8/14/19 9:30 PM, Tom Ashcraft wrote:
> OK guys,
> I lucked out and stumbled on the fix for my artifact.  Turns out the 
> message on the screen can be removed with the same key combinations as 
> used to remove widgets *from the panel*, i.e. 'Alt-D, R'.  I think.  
> Now I can't find where I saw that out of context.  Anyway, having done 
> that fixes the problem installing one-click launchers to the panels too.
> I can go to bed happy tonight because *everything* I've set up is now 
> working correctly.  Definitely KDE Plasma and definitely not Kubuntu.
> But I still need to figure out how to get terminal 
> shutdown/reboot/halt installed.  Back to all that excellent 
> documentation in the wikis and the desktop.  Must be in there somewhere.
> Tom
> On 8/14/19 7:46 PM, Tom Ashcraft wrote:
>> Hello NMGLUG,
>> I've got a two-day old install of Debian 10 with KDE Plasma desktop 
>> on a brand-new 1TB SSD in a two or three year old 15" HP-Notebook 
>> with an AMD CPU.  This installed via Calamares running from a live, 
>> non-free firmware iso, checksum and signature file verified.
>> Mostly so far everything seems robust and beautiful, but there's been 
>> considerable pathology with setting up the panels the way I like.
>> Right-clicking on an application in either of the main application 
>> menus (I have a cascading menu in the upper panel, and the default 
>> menu in the lower panel) *should* show and permit the option of 
>> installing a one-click launch icon on the associated panel--but 
>> sometimes it does, and other times it doesn't.
>> Also, I had a dictionary widget in the upper panel that was 
>> apparently missing one of the supporting files for some reason. In 
>> association with a desktop crash, hard powerdown* and/or my eventual 
>> removal of the widget, the error message somehow became permanent.  
>> See attached screenshot.
>> Any suggestions for how I might best attempt to repair this?
>> Thanks,
>> Tom
>> *'ctrl-alt-esc' will kill Plasma (but leave application windows 
>> running, presumably because they run in different threads) but I 
>> don't yet know how to restart Plasma from the terminal, and for some 
>> reason there is no 'shutdown', 'reboot' or 'halt' command installed.
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