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Old 11-23-2004, 12:23 PM   #1
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poweroff and shutdown with own user


how do i give permission to my own user to shutdown my computer in suse 9.1 pro?
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:34 PM   #2
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man sudo
 
Old 12-28-2005, 08:48 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by ror
man sudo
Your answer is lame. Man sudo will tell the poster how to use sudo, but elaborating on what this means would certainly have helped.
 
Old 12-28-2005, 09:22 AM   #4
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Have to agree with Sargek. After fooling with the man sudo file for about 20 minutes (and getting confused) I just ran sudo shutdown -h now . It asked for my user name, it said I wasn't in the sudoers file and the incident would be reported. Then I ran (as a regular user) shutdown -h now (did not use sudo) and the system shutdown fine. This is on mandrake linux release 9.0.



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Old 12-28-2005, 10:00 AM   #5
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In Suse you shoud be able to configure user shutdown in YAST.

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Security and Users --> ‘Boot Settings’

Specify the ‘Shutdown Behavior of KDM’ by granting permission to shut down the system from the KDE Display Manager, the graphical login of KDE. Give permission to ‘Only root’ (the system administrator), ‘All users’, ‘Nobody’, or ‘Local users’. If ‘Nobody’ is selected, the system can only be shut down via the text console.
otherwise you could look at these options which should be similar in most distros.
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...rs_to_shutdown
 
Old 12-28-2005, 09:23 PM   #6
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In Suse you shoud be able to configure user shutdown in YAST.



otherwise you could look at these options which should be similar in most distros.
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/...rs_to_shutdown
You can configure it through YaST only if you use a login manager - it handles this for you. I do not use a login manager and only boot to the CLI. In a case such as mine, I need to use sudo - there is a nice tutorial on Gentoo's wiki site on how to do this, but I have not implemented or tested it on Suse yet - should be no problem though. I'll post back if I get the Gentoo process to work - I'm running Suse 10.0.
 
Old 12-29-2005, 11:07 PM   #7
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Well, got a process to work, but not the entire Gentoo process as it is on their Wiki because of some issues. Here is what I did: I added thse lines to my /etc/sudoers file by running visudo:

%shutdown ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /sbin/reboot
%shutdown ALL=(root) NOPASSWD: /sbin/halt

I created a user group called "shutdown", which I added my user to. I created two files in /usr/bin, one called "halt" and the other called "reboot". "halt" contains this:

#! /bin/sh
sudo /sbin/halt

and "reboot" contains this:

#! /bin/sh
sudo /sbin/reboot

I made them both executable, and set ownership to root, with group membership to shutdown. Now, at a command line, all I type (as my normal user), is "halt" or "reboot".
 
  


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