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Old 05-11-2003, 08:41 PM   #1
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Give users the option to shut down in Gnome's logout

On my system (Gnome 2, Slackware 9.0) a user logged in with Gnome that clicks log out on the menu has only the option to log out. When root clicks log out there are additional options to reboot or shut down the system. I have seen (on other systems running other distributions) regular users given the ability to shut down/reboot from their log out, how can I do this on mine?

(Note: I am not talking about the system menu on the log in screen, I am talking about the dialog box that greets a user clicking log out from a menu.)
Old 05-12-2003, 04:50 AM   #2
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hmm... when i, using my user account in gnome , select actions ->
log out, i can select 'log out', 'shut down', and 'restart computer'.
strange that that is not the case with you. perhaps i have those
options because i installed dropline gnome?
Old 05-12-2003, 04:40 PM   #3
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I suspect it's the permissions a program is run with, and that if I can just figure out what program it is and run it with setuid I'll be fine, but I haven't been able to find it (whatever it is is already running because when I click logout the output of ps -e doesn't change).
Old 05-12-2003, 04:42 PM   #4
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At terminal:

shutdown -h now
Old 05-12-2003, 06:15 PM   #5
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Originally posted by angelrod
At terminal:

shutdown -h now
When I'm not logged in as root, I have to log in as SU and then I can do that command, otherwise chmod doesn't work... In fact, I don't think chmod has done anything when I've done it, although the Verbose says it has...(I run chmod 777 {file /dir/name} -v)


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