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Old 06-19-2005, 10:08 AM   #1
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root password needed for shutdown


Hey could anyone tell me why my SuSE 9.3 machine requires me to enter the root password to shutdown the computer? How can I disable this? Thanks!
 
Old 06-19-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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Open Control Center in KDE

Go to System Administration
-------> Then click on Login Manager. Open the "Shutdown" tab (In the right side) and change the settings there.

Enable Shutdown for Everybody.....
 
Old 06-19-2005, 03:42 PM   #3
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Dont enable shutdown for everybody. Its not a good option
Goto terminal and type
Code:
username@ localhost currentfolder $ su
Password : your password
root @ localhost root $ shutdown -h now
shutdown -h means , halt after shutdown.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 05:57 PM   #4
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Just to clarify:

SUSE 9.3 by default allows Everybody to shutdown when logged on locally and only Root to shutdown when connected remotely.

This is as it should be. If a user has physical access to a machine, it's much better for them to to be able to shutdown normally should they have the desire rather than hitting the big red switch and corrupting the filesystem. After all, you have no security at all if somebody has physical access to your machine.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 06:24 PM   #5
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under allow shutdown

Local: Everybody
Remote: Root Only

however whenever i go to shutdown i still get prompted for the root password. grrrrr.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 08:00 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally posted by msound
under allow shutdown

Local: Everybody
Remote: Root Only

however whenever i go to shutdown i still get prompted for the root password. grrrrr.
As a I have just tried that move, I found that I had to initally put my password in to allow me administration rights.

Now on logging out the computer automatically shuts down.
 
Old 06-19-2005, 10:25 PM   #7
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If your file permissions are set to Secure, then it will also ask you for your password when you go to shut down, by default it is set to easy, but if you have changed it, that is why.
 
  


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