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Old 06-09-2005, 10:35 PM   #1
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lock session / switch user

i would like to disable the switch user button on the screen saver tab as it is possible for people here to turn off the system.

after clicking the switch user button it goes to the main login screen and from there anyone can shut the system down

now if i'm downloading or uploading files large files or working on a project all my work is f**ked

now if its not possible to disable this button how else can i lock the system from everyone

thanks for any help on this
Old 06-09-2005, 10:48 PM   #2
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i think i made what i'd like to do clear but here's a link about it

Last edited by wooot; 06-09-2005 at 10:49 PM.
Old 06-09-2005, 11:01 PM   #3
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one thing you can TRY:

use visudo to see if there's a line that looks sorta like this:
%users ALL = NOPASSWD: /sbin/shutdown -h now
if there is, then comment the line... that line is from my slackware PC, i have that line there so that regular users will be able to shutdown the system, as they aren't able to do so by default...
Old 06-10-2005, 02:26 PM   #4
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If you go to Yast, then Security and Users, then Security Settings, click the radio button next to custom (probably already selected) then hit next again and on that screen you can choose options for people to be able to shut down from KDM. It asks for a password to shutdown or restart if you set it to root only. Also I believe on the last screen that if you set file permission to Secure it will ask for a password before you shutdown also.

Last edited by AdamCo; 06-10-2005 at 02:28 PM.
Old 06-13-2005, 02:54 PM   #5
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thanks AdamCo that worked a treat


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