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uhm k, i am still relativly new at Linux so could someone explain alittle better? I know how to chmod and stuff but i saw Tink say its a bad idea so what else could i do, i am the only user and i just didnt want to have to log onto root all the time to shutdown my box....
Well ... when I say stuff about security
it's always because a) I have administered
environments with multi-users and b) am
generally a bit paranoid (comes with the
So, you could set the suid flag on shutdown
if no-one else can connect to your machine
from the outside. Read man chmod again to
find out how ;)
Besides that, you shouldn't have to login
as root... KDE for instance has an option
dialog during logout that will allow users
to shut-down the machine, and KDM,
the login manager can do that to. Now,
if you were using Gnome and GDM I
couldn't say for sure that Gnome has
that feature, but the GDM sure does.