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

On Thursday 16 January 2003 10:20 am, Geoffrey wrote:
> Rich Rudnick wrote:
> > 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.
> Mandrake and SuSE have it as well.

man consolehelper


       Michael K. Johnson <johnsonm redhat com>

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