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    Default Why root password for shutdown

    Hi everyone,

    I wish you all a happy 2010!

    When I shut down or restart my system, it asks for the root password. Is there any way that I can disable that?

    Many thanks.

    henkasdf

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    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    This happened to me after I tried to activate the fingerprint reader in Yast. Deactivating it, solved the matter.

    Caspar.

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    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    Hi,

    Not sure if you're using KDE or Gnome since you didn't specify. In KDE 4 if you open a terminal then type:

    Code:
    kdesu systemsettings
    then enter your root password at the prompt, click the Advanced tab and under the category System click Login Manager. Under the tab shutdown, change the local one to Everybody.

    Take Care,

    Ian
    Laptop: Dell Inspiron E1505 | OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows Vista | KDE | Intel CPU T2050 1.6 GHz | Intel 945GM | 3.2GB RAM
    Box: OpenSUSE 12.1/Windows 7 | KDE | Intel Core 2 Quad 8300 2.5GHz/core | nVidia Geforce 9500GT 1GB| 4 GB RAM

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    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    Hi ijbreakey,

    Thank you very much for your advice. I am using KDE 4. I went to check the setting that you mentioned, but it was already set to Everybody.

    I see that remote is set to Root Only, but I dont think the problem is remote because I am shutting the machine down locally.

    Any other suggestions?

    Many thanks

    henkasdf

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    henkasdf wrote:
    > Any other suggestions?


    have a look in YaST > Security & Users > Local Security

    where you can check to select your "Security Configuration" as "Home
    Workstation" "Networked Workstation" and etc .... just (for now at
    least) leave it as checked by click on next until you get to a page
    named "Boot Setting" or "Boot Permissions" and there you should see a
    "Shutdown behavior of Login Manager" if yours is set to "Root" flip it
    to "All users." and then "Next" to "Finish"...(when you click finish
    you will have, i think, created a "custom" security configuration..

    CAUTION: don't get too creative, and always read the
    notes/instructions on the left side...more than one person has set
    Miscellaneous Settings "File Permissions" to something other than easy
    and LOCKED themselves out of their own box! (use the forums search for
    that and see how much trouble it is to undo that slip.)

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    palladium

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    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    Thank you palladium, I did just as you recommended. I going to shut down and test it now.

    I will let you know.

    Thanks

    henkasdf

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    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    Quote Originally Posted by palladium View Post
    henkasdf wrote:
    > Any other suggestions?


    have a look in YaST > Security & Users > Local Security

    where you can check to select your "Security Configuration" as "Home
    Workstation" "Networked Workstation" and etc .... just (for now at
    least) leave it as checked by click on next until you get to a page
    named "Boot Setting" or "Boot Permissions" and there you should see a
    "Shutdown behavior of Login Manager" if yours is set to "Root" flip it
    to "All users." and then "Next" to "Finish"...(when you click finish
    you will have, i think, created a "custom" security configuration..

    CAUTION: don't get too creative, and always read the
    notes/instructions on the left side...more than one person has set
    Miscellaneous Settings "File Permissions" to something other than easy
    and LOCKED themselves out of their own box! (use the forums search for
    that and see how much trouble it is to undo that slip.)

    --
    palladium
    Hi palladium,

    Thank you very much for your advice. It worked 100%

    Many thanks

    henkasdf

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    palladium NNTP User

    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    > Thank you very much for your advice. It worked 100%
    >
    > Many thanks


    happy for you, Have a lot of fun!

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    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    Thanks again!!

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    Default Re: Why root password for shutdown

    This was bothering me also and I used the info here to make SUSE stop asking me.
    Thanks very much!

    What a great forum!
    What a great OS!

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