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Old 06-22-2002, 01:48 PM   #1
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Question slackware 8 @ user shutting down

Im using slack 8.0,
there's this problem that i really couldn't settle,

How to let normal users to shutdown the system, cos im getting tired of using #su to shutdown or reboot my pc.??

Anyone care to tell me??
Old 06-22-2002, 04:20 PM   #2
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check out the command

ls -l /sbin/shutdown
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 14396 Jun 21 2001 /sbin/shutdown

if it's 755 like this one it should work for anyone

if not fix it like this

chmod 755 /sbin/shutdown
Old 06-26-2002, 08:49 AM   #3
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shutdown is 755 by default, you must give it root SUID:

As root type:
chmod 4755 /sbin/shutdown
Old 06-26-2002, 09:29 AM   #4
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Thanx guys, ill look into it asap.... really appreciate it....
Old 06-26-2002, 07:57 PM   #5
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You could also look into sudo,
If you have not installed it, its on the Slack cd.

Old 06-27-2002, 03:15 AM   #6
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or you could use ctrl-alt-del if you are at the console.
you can configure it to do either a halt or a reboot.
see /etc/inittab.

there was a way you could allow a reboot//shutdown on ctrl-alt-del only if the root is logged on a virtual console..
but i dont remember how..
Old 07-10-2002, 09:45 PM   #7
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Originally posted by RefriedBean
You could also look into sudo,
If you have not installed it, its on the Slack cd.

The ONLY correct answer as Refried suggested is: sudo
man sudo
man visudo
man sudoers

The allow "every" user own you sytems to run any root level command on you system is a hudge security risk?

And it doesn't make any differnce if you are the ONLY one who uses the systems or note.
Old 07-12-2002, 04:08 AM   #8
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edit the /etc/inittab
at the three finger salute section
change to /sbin/shutdown -h now
this will allow all your user to shut down your system by pressing ctrlaltdel.


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