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chenderson 05-22-2011 01:35 AM

Users other than root can not shutdown or reboot from xfce
Slackware 13.37 and XFCE

I have tried what i know (not a lot) and have googled with no luck. I can not figure out how to set up where any user can shutdown or reboot from the menu in XFCE or at all for that matter. When i try to reboot as a user other than root, it asks for my password. When i enter the password it says "Either the password is incorrect or the sys admin disallows shutting down from your account." I am certian i have entered the correct password.

Edited to add this: i have added the regular user to 'power' group with no luck. i would also like it to just shut down without asking me for my password once i figure out how to even let a regular user shut down. - its getting really old having to log out, log in as root just to reboot or shutdown.

disturbed1 05-22-2011 02:39 AM


Originally Posted by chenderson (Post 4363429)
When i try to reboot as a user other than root, it asks for my password.

That is not the default behavior. Reminds me of poorly set up keyring programs.
How are you attempting to reboot/shutdown? You should be able to click on the Xfce menu, choose log out, and reboot/shutdown from there - As a regular user - without being prompted for a password.

Are you starting Xfce with startx from run level 3, KDM, or some other display manager.

Have you installed other 3rd party software? Some software - especially improperly configured precompiled software from certain places - have been known to cause issues.

If you did not do a full install, you might have forgotten an essential package.

After adding/removing/changing users and groups, be sure to log out for the changes to take effect. Here's the list of groups my regular user is a member of.

grep keith /etc/group

If all else fails, in a terminal, su to root and type either poweroff, or reboot.

TobiSGD 05-22-2011 04:45 AM

IIRC, you have to start XFCE as a session via consolekit to get that working correctly. If you setup your WM with the xwmconfig-command it should be automatically set up to start this way, also if you use a display manager.

chenderson 05-22-2011 09:07 AM

OK, if i start in run level 3 and use the startx command then the regular users can shut down just fine, when i use runlevel 4 is when i get the issues, will try the config command as mentioned and see what happens, thanks.

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