Re: rebooting as user
"Mullins, Ron" wrote:
> C-A-Rubout? What, pray tell, is Rubout? BTW: I use xdm, so I don't drop to a
> prompt or anything nice where I'm logged in.
I believe most of us refer to it as Backspace.
> To Oswald: I have trusted users...but not all.
> To Marshal: Yes I added shutdown to a shutdown group and added users to that
> group. No joy.
> To Nate: I'm assuming that by GDM you mean Gnome? Yes, it's installed. Gnome
> guys should have the shutdown read shutdown.allow, huh?
No, not Gnome; just GDM, the Gnome Display Manager. KDM or WDM would do the same.
Rather than logging into Linux at a console terminal and then starting X with the
"startx" command, these apps bring up a nice graphical login screen and then start X
(actually the other way around, I suspect, but I'm no guru). On this login screen is
a way to reboot the system, so you're wife, from within her X session (running icewm
or KDE or whatever) would exit X (Ctrl-Alt-Rub^H^H^HBackspace or Debian/Logout, etc),
which would take her back to the graphical G/K/W-DM login screen where she could
select the Reboot option.
> Please guys. How do YOU reboot, those of you who haft to. There has to be an
> easy way to let a DSU home user reboot while in transition. I don't want to
> hear, "I couldn't get anything done. You had the computer in Linux and I
> don't know how to restart it. Can't you just let me run Windows?"
One thing I did a year or so ago for my sister was to give her the sudo capability to
run shutdown, then created a script with the appropriate command, then created an
icon/menuitem for the script. Takes a little work to set it up, but it's easy on the