KShutdown - README

A graphical shutdown utility for Linux and Windows

© Konrad Twardowski

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Table of Contents

What's KDE/KF5/Qt Build?

KDE Build KF5 Build (experimental) Qt Build Qt Build (Windows)
Summary A KShutdown version compiled using KDE 4 libraries A KShutdown version compiled using KDE Frameworks 5 libraries A KShutdown version compiled without KDE 4 libraries (Qt only, for Xfce, GNOME, Windows, etc.)
Additional Features Better visual and functional integration with KDE, better User Interface elements and standard dialog windows, global and local keyboard shortcuts configuration, customizable notifications (e.g. sounds), improved localization, a more reliable system tray/notification icon (KF5 only). None (just plain Qt)
Compilation Script ./Setup-kde4.sh ./Setup-kf5.sh ./Setup-qt4.sh or ./Setup-qt5.sh Setup-qt4.bat or ./Setup-wine.sh
Required Libraries libqtgui4, libqt4-dbus, +minimal set of KDE libraries (NOTE: since version 3.1 Beta libkworkspace4 and kdebase-workspace-dev are no longer required) FIXME: something with kf5 in name ;) libqtgui4, libqt4-dbus See: Qt Build @ Windows
Menu Shortcut Name KShutdown KShutdown KShutdown/Qt KShutdown
Configuration Files
  • ~/.kde/share/apps/kshutdown/extras/
  • ~/.kde/share/config/kshutdown.notifyrc
  • ~/.kde/share/config/kshutdownrc
  • ~/.local/share/kshutdown/extras/
  • ~/.config/kshutdown.notifyrc
  • ~/.config/kshutdownrc

Tip: You can manually import existing configuration from ~/.kde directory.

  • ~/.config/kshutdown.sf.net/KShutdown.conf
  • ~/.local/share/data/kshutdown.sf.net/KShutdown/extras/ (Qt 4)
  • ~/.local/share/kshutdown.sf.net/KShutdown/extras/ (Qt 5)

Note: Does not apply to the portable version.

  • %localappdata%\kshutdown.sf.net\KShutdown\extras\ (Tip: You can open this %localappdata%... path directly in Explorer)
  • Windows Registry (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\kshutdown.sf.net\KShutdown)

Note: Does not apply to the portable version.

Installed Files
  • /usr/share/applications/kde4/kshutdown.desktop
  • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/actions/kshutdown.*
  • /usr/share/kde4/apps/kshutdown/extras/**
  • /usr/share/kde4/apps/kshutdown/kshutdown.notifyrc
  • /usr/share/locale/**/kshutdown.mo
  • /usr/share/applications/kshutdown.desktop
  • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/actions/kshutdown.*
  • /usr/share/knotifications5/kshutdown.notifyrc
  • /usr/share/kshutdown/extras/**
  • /usr/share/locale/**/kshutdown.mo
  • /usr/share/applications/kshutdown-qt.desktop
  • /usr/share/icons/hicolor/*/actions/kshutdown.*
  • %ProgramFiles(x86)%\KShutdown or %ProgramFiles%\KShutdown (as installed by NSIS)
Default Program Location /usr/bin/kshutdown /usr/bin/kshutdown /usr/bin/kshutdown-qt kshutdown.exe
Developer Info
C++ #define KS_NATIVE_KDE KS_NATIVE_KDE and KS_KF5 KS_PURE_QT
Build System CMake (CMakeLists.txt files) QMake (src/src.pro file) or CMake (experimental)
Language Translation System (input: po/*.po) Gettext (output: build.tmp/po/*.mo) Gettext (output: src/i18n/*.qm), kshutdown.qrc TODO:

See Supported Functions/Platforms table for more info.

KDE Build @ Linux

Minimal Requirements

  1. KDE 4.7+
  2. Qt 4.8+ or Qt 5.x

Compilation & Installation

  1. Additional requirements: installed "kdelibs-dev" package, CMake 2.4, and Gettext Utilities
  2. To compile and install KShutdown run: ./Setup-kde4.sh
  3. To change the installation directory (prefix) run: ./Setup-kde4.sh "/your/prefix/dir"
  4. Clang support (an alternative C++ compiler):

Compilation & Installation (alternative method; for geeks and nerds only)

BUILDTYPE can be Release or Debug. You can change the installation directory (prefix) by setting the CMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX environment variable. To display default prefix for KDE applications, run kde4-config --prefix.

  1. Create output directory: mkdir build && cd build
  2. Generate Makefiles: cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=BUILDTYPE -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX="/usr/local" ..
  3. Compile: make
  4. Make coffee
  5. Install: make install

Qt Build @ Linux

Note: Some functions may be unavailable in this build. See Qt Build table for more info.

Minimal Requirements

  1. Qt 4.8+ or Qt 5.x (KDE libraries are not required)

Compilation & Installation

  1. To compile KShutdown run: ./Setup-qt4.sh
  2. Installation is not required
  3. Clang support (an alternative C++ compiler):
    1. cd src; qmake -spec /usr/share/qt4/mkspecs/unsupported/linux-clang/
    2. make

Using CMake instead of QMake (experimental, Patch #4)

  1. mkdir build-qt5.tmp (use separated "build-qt5.tmp" directory to avoid mess in source tree)
  2. cd build-qt5.tmp
  3. cmake -DKS_PURE_QT=true -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr ..
  4. make && ./src/kshutdown

Using an alternate Qt version (Qt 5.x example)

  1. cd src
  2. /usr/lib/$YOUR_VERSION-linux-gnu/qt5/bin/qmake
  3. make

Qt Build @ Windows

Note: You can download a binary (already compiled) KShutdown version for Windows.

Minimal Requirements (for compilation)

  1. Qt 4.8.x (qt-opensource-windows-x86-mingw*.exe, minGW, LGPL version)
    1. When asked about MinGW (Minimalist GNU for Windows) click download link and unpack archive into C:\mingw32
    2. Continue Qt installation
  2. Nullsoft Scriptable Install System (NSIS)
  3. Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 or compatible (including Wine)

Compilation & Installation

Qt Build @ Haiku

Compilation

  1. Download and install Qt for Haiku
  2. Download and unpack KShutdown source
  3. Open terminal with KShutdown source: cd src
  4. Change the default C++ compiler to GCC 4: setgcc gcc4
  5. Create Makefiles: qmake
  6. Build "kshutdown-qt" binary: make

Common Compilation Errors

cmake

CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:72

CMake Error at /usr/share/cmake-2.6/Modules/FindKDE4.cmake:72 (MESSAGE):
ERROR: cmake/modules/FindKDE4Internal.cmake not found in
...;/usr/lib/kde4/share/kde4/apps

Install "kdelibs-dev" (sometimes called kdelibs5-dev) packages for your KDE version.

CMake Error at (...) Phonon library or includes NOT found!

This may happen after Ubuntu upgrade even if required Phonon files are already installed. [Solution]

make[2]: *** No rule to make target `/usr/lib/libknotifyconfig.so.4.xx', needed by `src/kshutdown'. Stop.

This may happen after KDE upgrade. Run ./Setup-kde4.sh to refresh Makefiles.

CMake Error: The following variables are used in this project, but they are set to NOTFOUND.
Please set them or make sure they are set and tested correctly in the CMake files:
QT_QT_INCLUDE_DIR (...)

This may happen if both Qt 4 and 5 qmake is installed. Try to uninstall qt5-qmake package.

Setup

"pushd: not found" error

Try to run ./Setup-kde4.sh and cd build.tmp; sudo make install instead of sudo sh Setup-kde4.sh

Supported Functions/Platforms

Desktop Environment/Platform Turn Off Computer1 2 Restart Computer1 2 Suspend2 Hibernate2 Lock Screen Logout Extras Waiting for a selected application Inactivity Monitor
Legend
TestShould work, still testing ;)
OKDone (hover an item to display implementation details)
N/AFunction is not available on this platform/KShutdown version
TODO/FIXMEWork In Progress - to be implemented in a future...
CLIFunction available via Command Line (example: kshutdown --lock)
1 D-Bus commands should work with GDM, KDM, LightDM, and other Display Managers
2 systemd (org.freedesktop.login1 D-Bus interface) is supported since KShutdown 3.2
KDE 4 (KDE Build) OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK, no CLI OK
Plasma 5 (KF5 Build) OK OK OK Test OK OK Test Test, no CLI OK
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10 OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK, no CLI OK
Xfce 4.8+ OK OK OK OK OK FIXME Test OK, no CLI TODO
LXQt TODO
KDE 4 (Qt Build) OK OK OK OK OK OK Test OK, no CLI FIXME
Plasma 5 (Qt Build) Test Test Test Test Test Test Test Test, no CLI FIXME
MATE OK OK OK Test OK OK OK OK, no CLI TODO
Trinity Test Test Test Test OK OK Test Test TODO
GNOME Shell (3.x) OK OK OK Test OK OK Test OK, no CLI OK
Unity Test Test Test Test Test Test Test OK, no CLI TODO
Enlightenment Test Test OK OK OK OK Test OK, no CLI TODO
LXQt Test Test Test Test OK OK Test OK, no CLI TODO
LXDE OK OK OK OK OK OK Test OK, no CLI TODO
Razor-qt OK OK OK OK OK OK OK OK, no CLI TODO
Haiku OK OK N/A N/A N/A N/A Test TODO TODO
Cinnamon OK OK OK OK OK OK Test OK, no CLI TODO
GNOME 2 Test (?) TODO
Openbox TODO (?) OK TODO (?)
Mac OS X TODO (?)
KDE 3 TODO (?); KShutDown 1.0.x exists but it's outdated and not supported...

Issues

Linux: Hibernate/Suspend does not work

If your Linux distribution supports systemd then try to install KShutdown 3.2+; otherwise install "upower" package.

As a workaround you can try to create a custom action with a systemctl command.

Linux: Turn Off Computer/Restart Computer does not work

If your Linux distribution supports systemd then try to install KShutdown 3.2+; otherwise install "consolekit" package.

Linux: "KShutdown is already running" message

If no main window (and no system tray icon) is visible, kill "kshutdown" process and try to run it again.

This may be caused by a buggy system tray implementation. You can disable it in KShutdown settings.

KShutdown 1.0.x

Some configuration and command line options in KShutdown 2.x+ may be not fully compatible with the old KShutdown 1.0.x.