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Old 08-27-2007, 12:07 PM   #1
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How to make shutdown on login screen available to anyone

On SLES10 (gdm) how do I give anyone permission to shutdown the machine from the login screen? I've tried modifying the /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager file from DISPLAYMANAGER_SHUTDOWN="root" to "all" as well as modifying the Local Security settings in YaST (Shutdown Behavior of KDM: All Users) but to no avail.
Old 08-28-2007, 05:19 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to LQ.

Have you tried running gdmsetup or editing gdm.conf.
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Editing gdm.conf

I had run gdmsetup but didn't see anything that would configure the login screen shutdown/reboot command permissions. When I edited the gdm.conf file I found the "AllowShutdown" and "SecureShutdown" which fixed the problem.

Thanks for your help!


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