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Old 06-05-2010, 10:29 PM   #1
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mount, shutdown as non-root user


What if I want to install Slackware for my parents so then I no longer have to get rid of virus and malware for them. Is there way so they never have to log on as root? Any way to access CD's and to shutdown computer? I only know how to do those things as root.
 
Old 06-05-2010, 10:53 PM   #2
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yes add them to the power group and set the machine to operate in runlevel 4 (edit /etc/inittab).

Both KDE and XFCE have the ability to user auto-mount external devices and power the machine off.
 
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I don't know what you are talking about but I will figure it out! Thanks!
 
Old 06-06-2010, 02:59 AM   #4
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Look through here.
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:28 AM   #5
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oops

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Old 06-06-2010, 10:00 PM   #6
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I figure out how to boot to runlevel 4, that pretty easy. Then I add joeuser to group "power" with
usuermod -g power joeuser

But still no automount. I have to learn about autofs now?
 
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They'll need to belong to the plugdev group too.

Do this then have the user log out and back in.

Normally you'd use gpasswd to add a user to one group.
Code:
gpasswd -a joeuser plugdev
Usermod can be used like this.

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usermod -g users -G power,netdev,audio,video,plugdev,games jouser
 
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Old 06-06-2010, 11:25 PM   #8
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Wow! This works great, thx! lol, my parents use Slackware now. I try to get my mom on openoffice. If not then maybe microsoft office on wine. Then teach them how to use dolphin and make icons. Then I never have to fix computer ever again.

"darksaurinan, my computer has the virus, you have to come over and fix it!" So annoying.

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Hey it also automount my usb hard drive! That ntfs, I always have to mount with ntfs-3g. I guess it automatically know that?

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