Re: Allowing User to Shut Down System
Bradley D. Thornton <Bradley <at> NorthTech.US>
2012-03-04 00:19:33 GMT
On 03/03/2012 04:09 PM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> I've somehow managed to set the system so that a user cannot shut down
> system. Selecting the Xfce4 'Quit' button brings up an icon box with
> choices; selecting 'Logout' brings up a box asking for the user's
> then responds by saying that either the password is bad (which it's not) or
> users are not allowed to shut down the system. Haven't seen this behavior
> before with Slackware on any of the boxes here.
> How do I fix this?
What were the last [few/several] changes you made to the system before
you noticed this behaviour?
Typically, I don't boot to run-level 4, choosing instead to boot into
run-level 3 and then invoking 'startx' once the user logs in at a console.
running 'xwmconfig' as a non-privileged user sets the default for that
user (i.e., KDE, Xfce, etc..), while running it as the root sets the
default for all new users on the system.
I see no reason to boot into X, taking up all those resources, when one
can merely log in at the console and invoke X. In the meantime, in the
machine's role as a server while no one is logged in, you're using up
considerably less resources of the machine.