Re: reboot/shutdown/logout options MIA on Debian?

On Thursday 16 January 2003 06:20 am, kend xanoptix com wrote:
> While I -do- appreciate the advice, at least for Gnome 1.x, it qualifies
> as "close, but not quite."  I -do- get prompted at logout: "Really log
> out?", with a "save current settings" checkbox.  I do not get, however,
> the "reboot/shutdown/logout" options.  I'm assuming it's somehow keyed to
> the user logged in at the console -- after all, they can always hit
> <ctl><alt><f1>,<ctl><alt><del>, and reboot the machine (unless it's been
> disabled), so it's not really that big of a security concern for the
> console user.  But I just can't quite figure out where that is...

Debian doesn't have this, it's a redhatism.  RH uses 'consolehelper', which 
allows controlling user access to shutdown/logout through PAM, and the gnome 
logout accesses that for creating the reboot/shutdown/logout options. (I'm 
not sure if it's part of gnome, or if redhat added those options.)  GDM will 
reboot or shutdown; use gdmconfigurator as root to enable the system menu.

First Impressions are Bunk.

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