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Re: Shutdown w/o root password.

On Mon, 2005-12-19 at 20:40 -0500, Roby wrote:
> Gabriel wrote:
> > Why I don't need to supply the root password to shutdown the computer
> > from gnome?...
> > I've been searching for any option related but didn't find any.
> > 
> > 
> > Any idea?
> > 
> I don't use gnome, but here's one way.  If /etc/sudoers includes:
> username  ALL=NOPASSWD:  /sbin/halt
> and the shutdown calls sudo halt

Another: gdm is a startup script, so it's running as root. And it starts
gnome, so that is too. So when you log out, you're talking to root??

Glenn English

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