On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 18:02:27 -0600 "Hoyt Bailey" <email@example.com> wrote: > There are a few things I dont understand about Debians login screen. > 1. Root cannot log in on this screen. Why? > > 2. The sessions secect drop down menu has: Gnome, Gnome chooser, > Debian, KDE, Xsession, Failsafe Gnome, Failsafe KDE. When you leave > Gnome or KDE by pressing the logout button you are told that you can > logout, change logins or shutdown. Well I cant figure out how to > shutdown other than login as me and start a terminal su, enter > password, and issue the shutdown command. This is too much > Cntl-alt-del would be simpler assuming I wanted to go to Windows, But > how do you to go to shutdown -h now? Regards; > Hoyt I'll let one of the security gurus explain #1 to you. A quick solution for #2 though, is to edit /etc/inittab and look for the line containing "ctrlaltdel", then change the -r to -h. Here's what the unedited line looks like on my Debian Woody system: ca:12345:ctrlaltdel:/sbin/shutdown -t1 -a -r now HTH, Jacob ----- GnuPG Key: 1024D/16377135 With Windows Millennium, Microsoft was able to get the boot time down to 25 seconds. That's almost as short as it's uptime.
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