Ok, I think i'm starting to dislike Linux allready.
I do however greatly appreciate your answers, pls don't get me wrong.
Sorry but your method doesn't seem work; I keep getting the message "must be root to use shutdown", even tho' i gave r/w/x permission to all users (used chmod 555, 757, a+rwx....nothing works)
Next i tried the same method on the "halt" command. Here i'm getting: "must be superuser to use halt".
So a friend suggested to add my username to "shutdown.allow"; need i say that didn't resolve it either?!
Oh, and did i mention i'm unable to create an icon/shortcut on the desktop? Seems i can only create them in the "taskbar" on the bottom.
Thanks for your script, but the whole point is NOT to need a keyboard to shut down the system, where-as typing a password still requires a keyboard... correct me if i'm wrong
But thanks anyway for the script. I'll try it out later, if & when i find the time to figure out the basics ...
On a side note, I tried shutting down the system by simply pressing the power-off button (it's become a habit, used to win98 freezing up completely at least once a week for the past 5 years
), and i ended up re-installing Linux from scratch 'cause at the next power-up my desktop was all screwed-up (the icons, shortcuts, etc... on the bottom of the screen were all gone!
Maybe I should get that mod-chip after all...