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Old 09-10-2003, 06:27 AM   #1
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Mandrake 9.1 Install


OK... I got it installed just find...and I selected 'higher' security when asked.


But....where is the SHUTDOWN option? I can't seem to shut my PC down... I can only LOG OFF!

HELP!

BRIAN
 
Old 09-10-2003, 08:16 AM   #2
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Are you using the GUI login/logout or command line? GUI with Mandrake 9.1 should offer the choice of login as different user, restart the PC, or shutdown the PC. If you're at command line, typing 'halt' as a user should shut you down, or as root type 'shutdown -h now'
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:59 AM   #3
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GUI

I'm using mandrake 9.1 KDE running.... and my only option is log off...


I can't shut down!!(just no option to do so!)


its really getting me mad

HELP

BZ
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:07 AM   #4
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Select log off from the "start menu" and you should have a choice of log off that user, shutdown, and restart. That's what you get with a KDE session.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:07 AM   #5
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Its not there..

The only thing I get is LOGOUT BRIAN

No...shutdown...or anything.

I did select "HIGHER" security when installing...but not sure if this would cause this to happen.

BZ

Help me!
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:46 AM   #6
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I didn't use the higher security install... What happens when you do log off? You should be back at the login screen with the options of users to log in and "Halt" at the bottom right of the dialogue. Select it, then select "Halt" again in the confirmation. If you can't even get to there then I have no idea what's going on.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 11:50 AM   #7
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When you use the "Higher" security settings, you disallow the "Shutdown" user right from all but the root user.

This is so that users cannot insert a floppy or bootable CD and reboot to hack the machine. Unless you really needed it, you should not have selected "Higher" security.

As it is, to shut down, all you should need to do is login as the root user...

So you would have to log out of your current account, log in as root, and then you should have a shutdown option...
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:34 PM   #8
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great...

any fix for the security setting?
Can I alter that anywhere?

Or is that SET IN STONE?

BRIAN
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:34 PM   #9
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great...

any fix for the security setting?
Can I alter that anywhere?

Or is that SET IN STONE?

BRIAN
 
Old 09-10-2003, 08:05 PM   #10
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Here you go

Never did this but this is how to try. Go to the Mandrake Control center, it's in Configuration. Type in the root password. When the screen comes up click 'security' on the left then 'Drak Sec' on the right side. You can change the level there.

As I said, I have never did this but it should work.

Hope this helps.

Oh, lots of good stuff in the MCC. Just be carefull.

Then you will be

 
Old 09-11-2003, 06:25 AM   #11
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Nice!

You da man!

Worked Great! I can now shut down my PC........(But why would I want to do that!.....lol)


Thanks for the help!

Brian
 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:04 AM   #12
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Talking One newbie to another

I happened to find it by accident one day. Standard security is good enough.

One last picture for ya

 
Old 09-11-2003, 08:40 AM   #13
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Mandrake also has a bug which only allows one option (which you can set in the control center) out of logging off, shutting down and rebooting if you auto-login to the gui. Only if you login by hand (either by changing the boot settings so that you have to login by hand after boot, or after logging off and back on once) will you get a menu with all three choices.

This is also the case with standard security settings.

Robin
 
  


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