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Old 12-27-2003, 11:06 AM   #1
Bagleemo
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How to give user permission to suspend with apm


Greetings -

I have Red Hat 9.0 running on my Dell Latitude Laptop. I've worked out most of the bugs except this easy one:

Every time I suspend or standby, I have to open a terminal, log in as root, and then type

apm --suspend

or -- standby.

I'd like to just have those be options in the shutdown dialog, or else buttons / shortcuts in my toolbar. But since root is the only user with permission to do these things, it seems this would be difficult.

Any suggestions?

Thanks,

Amos
 
Old 12-27-2003, 12:18 PM   #2
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install/configure sudo
add them with no password at the end of the sudoers file using visudo.

thats what i do here with the /sbin/shutdown -h command using apci.
 
Old 12-27-2003, 01:10 PM   #3
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I see... sudo is handy.

Hi - Thanks for the tip.

That did in fact work, after finding out how to setup sudo properly.

For the record, I found the program visudo, ran it, and added the following line at the bottom of the file:

username computername = NOPASSWD: /usr/bin/apm

And now I have a simple launcher that just has this command to put my laptop to sleep.

sudo apm --suspend

Thanks for the help!

-Amos
 
  


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