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By default users can't shutdown the machine. You have to be root, unless you give users permission to do so. At command as a user, type "su". Enter the root password. shutdown -h now(shuts it down). shutodwn -r now(reboots).
my mandrake default installs always allow everybody to shutdown, others like Slack only allow root by default.
If you use kde, to enable anyone to shutdown simply click on your menu>system>configuration>Kde>system>login manager
select the "shutdown" tab and in the "allow shutdown" box, change it from root to everybody.
the command "halt" will do the same as "shutdown -h now" if you are lazy at typing like me.
That would make some sense Opjose, I always leave security level at "standard" for my installs of Mandrake. http://www.linuxloader.com/modules.p...&pid=18&page=4
In that case, if it is simply a home pc we are talking about, maybe better solution would be changing to "standard" on the "basic" tab of "levels and checks" window in the "Mandrake Control Center". I will assume if security setting is higher than need be user acct's may loose permission for mounting devices etc.
Thanks everyone - the shut down is available now, however....
When KDE starts, I don't have any mouse movement. I have to use the keyboard to get into 'Configure your computer', enter the root password, go onto Hardware, then mouse. KDE always sets my mouse to 'Universal - Any PS/2 & USB mice'. I have to change this to 'PS/2 - Standard', then logoff / logon and the mouse works. (It's a bog standard PS/2 mouse by the way).
If this was Windows, I'd say Plug and play is messing up - what's Linux / Mandrake / KDE doing, and more importantly - how do I stop it?