Shutdown command from xfce panel fails

The normal means for shutting down by using panel action button/Shutdown or application menu/Logout/Shutdown fail without any entry in journal, although the usual 30 second message is displayed.

Shutting down using poff (alias poff='sudo poweroff') from terminal does work.

xfce 4.14 but also occurred with earlier release


Update: since this is a remote (off site) system using the normal means for shutting down avoids a huge inconvenience.

In any case, have a standard feature of the Desktop environment not work can portend other problems.

have you tried

sudo systemctl poweroff
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systemctl poweroff

I never use "sudo"

XFCE bug filed: 15850