Re: Prevent shutdown in Gnome
On 2011-03-29, Tom H <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 28, 2011 at 3:29 PM, Liam O'Toole <email@example.com> wrote:
>> On 2011-03-28, Klistvud <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>>> Dne, 28. 03. 2011 13:22:10 je Paul van der Vlis napisal(a):
>>>> I would like to remove the shutdown option in the Gnome menu, it's to
>>>> prevent shutdown by mistake. Is here somebody who knows how?
>> I looked into this problem last month (following the release of squeeze)
>> and, after much head scratching and reading of the man page for
>> pklocalauthority (and then more head scratching), I arrived at the
>> following alternative solution.
>> Create a file in the directory /etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/.
>> Ensure that the name of the file is unique and that it ends in .pkla. To
>> prevent shutdown and poweroff, and a stanza such as the following to the
>> To prevent suspend and hibernate, add this stanza:
>> The result will be that the relevant options are removed from the System
>> menu in GNOME. They will still be present at the login screen, but will
>> be ignored.
> Doesn't that prevent anyone from shutting down, etc without su-ing to
> root in a terminal and doing so there?
Yes. My intention is to allow shutdown only by means of /sbin/poweroff
> Wouldn't "ResultActive=auth_admin" be better? (IIUC, you'd have to
> supply the root password in order to shut down, etc.)
"Better" if that is the desired behaviour :-)
> I'd add "man polkit" to "man pklocalauthority" as *interesting* reading...