MandrivaThis Forum is for the discussion of Mandriva (Mandrake) Linux.
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
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?