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I keep seeing advice in this thread, and another one in the slack subforum that a user in the "power" group inherits shutdown (and by extrapolation, I suppose, reboot) rights, but this, simply, isn't the case (for me, anyway.)
My users on 3 separate slack -current or 13 boxes do not have permission to either reboot or shutdown even though they are in the "power" group.
reboot: must be superuser.
user@localhost: $ /sbin/shutdown
shutdown: you must be root to do that!
In other words, one must take extra, or special steps, in order for a regular user to inherit shutdown and reboot permissions. Simply being a member of the "power" group does not accomplish this.
You are right but the whole point of being able to reboot or shutdown by adding the user to power group,that I was referring to is through GUI and not command line. i don't need to use password swhen I click on shutdown or reboot button. If I try from a command line it will ask for root privilege.E.G-> When i installed LXDE, and didn't have my user on power group, the shutdown and reboot option didn't appear in the logout menu, however after adding the user in the power group they appeared and the user could shutdown and reboot without root privilege. I hope someone else can explain this phenomenon better.
Anyone cares to give me step-by-step instructions for installing Enlightenment and gnome? OR tell me where I can read the instructions?
I do care :-) Since Slackware 12.2 Gnome was no longer included in the installer package. However there are gnome packages for slackware available. Visit and download them from this site, of course the instructions are there and are more detailed than anyone can write it from here.
Also this (click) will provide another set of materials, with help/instructions you need.
Hope it helps.
Last edited by malekmustaq; 09-25-2009 at 09:02 PM.