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Old 11-11-2004, 03:35 PM   #1
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A simple GNOME question

I have to log out to GDM before I can choose if I want to reboot or shut down the computer. I have chosen to be able to do this in "gdmsetup".

But if I log in as root, I can shutdown or reboot without logging out to GDM first. I can shutdown or reboot from GNOME. Is it possible to do this with normal users too?
Old 11-11-2004, 07:49 PM   #2
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Its usually special permissions that allow any user besides root to shutdown or even restart a Linux machine. This was setup in the *nix world to prevent users from rebooting or shutting down a server, etc.

My suggestion, setup sudo or use su to shutdown as a regular user.. if not, change the permissions on shutdown or reboot for all users to be able to perform, etc.


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