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Re: Why Elektra is the wrong approach (Was Re: The Strengths and Weakness of Fedora/RHEL OS management)



On Tue, 2006-04-04 at 00:04 +0200, nodata wrote:
> Gnome power manager - why does each user get an icon in the
> notification area?

Because they are the ones wanting to know the battery status or change
preferences. It's really only a tiny (as in memory and CPU) session
daemon, all the heavy lifting is done in HAL.

> Can they all decide when the computer goes to sleep? 

Only root, or the person physically sitting in front of the computer
with the active login (called at_console in DBUS-speak).

Richard.


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