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    Default making my user a part of the power group

    Ever since the 11.4 update I have to enter my root password in order to shutdown the computer, I think this is because I'm not a part of the "power" group. I remember something similar in 11.2 but I never got around to fixing it.

    Is there a way to join the "power" group?? I don't see it on the user and groups management section in yast.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: making my user a part of the power group

    If you are using KDE, then in the personal configuration, go to the "Login Settings". There's an option there for setting who can shutdown the system (only root or any local user). You can also do that with
    Yast -> System -> /etc/sysconfig -> Display Manager
    at least if the display manager is kdm. If you are using gdm, there's probably a similar setting for shutdown there.
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    Default Re: making my user a part of the power group

    thanks that worked like a charm

    I was unaware of all the GUI configuration options opensuse has, its amazing.
    The more I think about it, the more I see opensuse, and not Ubuntu, as the fittest candidate to represent the Linux community in the OS war against Micro$oft.

    In my opinion, all that linux needs to compete with windows, besides the obvious much needed hardware support, is GUI configuration tools. Windows can be configured to such a high extent using graphical tools, that even high tech specialist rarely have to touch the command line.

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    Default Re: making my user a part of the power group

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanzdersion View Post
    In my opinion, all that linux needs to compete with windows, besides the obvious much needed hardware support, is GUI configuration tools. Windows can be configured to such a high extent using graphical tools, that even high tech specialist rarely have to touch the command line.
    That would be a nice outcome, but I don't share that assessment. IMO the preponderance of Windows is mostly due to installed base, OEM deals and apps base. Your average user doesn't even want to know about these nice GUI configurations. They just want to surf the web. IMO, Windows will diminish in influence due to apps moving to the cloud and then the browser is the point of access and you can do it just as easily in FF, Chrome, what have you; and also a new generation of non-PC hardware: smartphones, tablets, etc. making running an office suite (their biggest cash cow) so last century. It is possible with all those Android phones and tablets that there are or will soon be more Linux machines out there than Windows desktops.

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    Default Re: making my user a part of the power group

    On 04/06/2011 03:06 AM, Hanzdersion wrote:
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    > The more I think about it, the more I see opensuse, and not Ubuntu, as
    > the fittest candidate to represent the Linux community in the OS war
    > against Micro$oft.


    no 'war' needed..
    MS is losing importance daily..

    and remember, the _only_ thing they _ever_ led in was consumer and
    office *desktops*..

    as far as i know they have not yet gotten close to leading in embedded
    systems, phones, tablets, industrial robots, supercomputers, aircraft
    and space ship computers, mainframes, internet servers, web servers,
    mail servers or any other kind of servers except in the home market and
    small business..

    they did do a few US Navy ships, but i think the Navy learned the right
    lesson: http://tinyurl.com/yvx8hd

    and, there is also no reason for a 'war' between openSUSE and
    Ubuntu...there are lots and lots of folks who will not ever be able to
    understand or correctly administer openSUSE--so, should they be required
    to choose between openSUSE and Win8??

    i say no! i say put MORE training wheels (and less choice, the choice
    you just discovered here) into Ubuntu and let it be the first choice of
    all who are tired of paying a high price to wear their MS nose ring.

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    in the lottery last Wednesday, and then finds the love of his life just
    2 days later. Talk about LUCK!

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    Default Re: making my user a part of the power group

    leading in embedded
    systems, phones
    have you heard about this partnership between microsoft and Nokia ...

    you know that Nokia manages its own budget for software research and development

    it's said that

    Microsoft Corp. will pay Nokia Oyj more than $1 billion to promote and develop Windows-based handsets as part of their smartphone software agreemen

    Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer has come under pressure from investors and his own board to improve sales of mobile software after the company lost market share to Google and Apple. Microsoft stock has declined 7.8 percent so far this year.
    it's also said that

    Nokia will pay Microsoft a fee for each copy of Windows used in its phones

    The agreement for the more than billion-dollar payment was part of a campaign by Microsoft to keep Nokia from choosing Googles Android operating system, one of the people said. Nokia also opted for Microsoft because Windows Phone software, which is newer than Android and has a smaller number of handsets for sale, gives Nokia a better chance to stand out, one of the people said.

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    Default Re: making my user a part of the power group

    On 04/07/2011 10:06 AM, mostafaxxx wrote:
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    >> leading in embedded
    >> systems, phones

    >
    > have you heard about this partnership between microsoft and Nokia ...


    yes, Nokia hired a new CEO (named Steven) who came direct from M$...

    and so far Stephen and Steve (Balmer) have cut this fat (for M$) deal
    and in the process (poof!) Nokia no longer needs Qt (the basis for their
    pre-MS phone OS)..

    while the headlines say "Nokia remains committed to Qt despite sale"
    [cite: http://tinyurl.com/3df5jbx] its kinda hard for me to imagine
    how/why Stephen and Steve would want Qt to flourish considering it is a
    basic building block of KDE, MeeGo, and maybe other stuff (like
    Android's face?)...all of which provide competition to MS-Windows on
    phones, tablets, desktops and etc

    well, in my experience MS is not a company which promotes fair
    competition, low user costs nor wide spread user choice..

    it will take time to see if the open communities can keep Qt progressing
    without a cash cow like MS-Windows or throwaway phones to pump in the
    'innovation'..

    someone will tag this FUD...it may be...or it just might be DD (due
    diligence, prior to market/investment decisions)

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    in the lottery last Wednesday, and then finds the love of his life just
    2 days later. Talk about LUCK!

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