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Old 07-19-2006, 03:38 AM   #1
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How to turn off the computer in Mandriva 2006, Free Edition?

I just installed Mandriva 2006, Free Ed. When I try to quit I go to the Main Menu and hit Log Out. Up pops a familiar Dialogue Box. But whereas the box usually has on it the options to: End Session, Turn Off Computer, Restart Computer and one other one I think. This Dialogue Box only has on it: End Session. When I hit that the session ends but then I'm presented the log in screen, asking for a User Name and Password. There is no way to turn off the computer. I sure wouldn't ever have anticipated this. I had to manually shut off my machine.

Does anybody have any suggestions for trying to fix this? This is a strange one.

I have a dual booting system with Windows XP being the other OS. I've tried Suse 10.1 and FC 5 with no problems, (like this anyway).


Old 07-19-2006, 03:40 AM   #2
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Start a terminal and type:

Old 07-19-2006, 04:28 AM   #3
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I think there may be different causes:
- your security level is set too high and only root is allowed to shutdown
- KDE settings

First, you should check the KDE options :
Go to Main menu/System/Configuration/KDE/System/Login manager
Enter your root password and go to the Shutdown tab ; go the "Allow shutdown" box and check that "Everybody" is selected in the "Local" drop-down list.
Old 07-19-2006, 05:22 AM   #4
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If you want to get rid of that (imo annoying) dialogue box when logging out you can change the session options in KDE control centre
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how can I authorized with PDC remotely

I installed RHEL4 on two servers sparated by frame relay network, so the 1st server on LAN1 and other server on LAN2 separeted bt F.R.
I configured samba PDC on each server and it worked well
i.e the user of LAN1 athorized by PDC1 and the users on LAN2 also joined to PDC2 .
but i want to let LAN1 users to be authorized by PDC2 located om branch 2 of my comapny
how can i do this with samba PDC

thank you..

Old 07-19-2006, 05:42 AM   #6
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err make your own thread instead of picking somethign else totally unrelated?

(of course the tags for the OP show how you would come to the conclusion that it belonged here :S)
Old 07-19-2006, 05:45 AM   #7
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as root make this command in console
" chmod +x+s /sbin/shutdown"
" chmod +x+s /sbin/reboot"

this should let anyone to shutdown or reboot the computer.


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