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Old 10-31-2004, 07:51 PM   #1
ro_nicu
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Question Can't run "halt" or "reboot" as user, can somebody help?


i can not run the "halt" and "reboot" commands as a normal user, even if I changed the permisions for them, once from the KDE menu, after thet manually, from console. while the reboot command is not a very big issue, the halt one is, because the computer is used at home, the other users do not know how to use a linux machine and i don't like it to be allways on. If somebody knows a way to solve it, PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 10-31-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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The /sbin directory where halt and reboot are located are probably not in your path, try typing
Code:
/sbin/halt
 
Old 10-31-2004, 08:36 PM   #3
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You could also add /sbin to your path.
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:24 AM   #4
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can the oath be added by just adding it to the .login or .bash file? I ask this just because it does not run even if i use the /sbin/halt command. it says only root can run it. Should I change the file atributes for halt file in /sbin directory? or it is enought to make a simlink to it in /home/sbin directory.
THANKS FOR REPLYING GUYS!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 11-01-2004, 07:57 AM   #5
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The answer is here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...864#post721864

Cheers, Leon.
 
  


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