Red Hat Bugzilla – Full Text Bug Listing
|Summary:||RFE: gdmgreeter needs a shutdown option|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||R P Herrold <herrold>|
|Component:||gdm||Assignee:||Havoc Pennington <hp>|
|Status:||CLOSED UPSTREAM||QA Contact:||Mike McLean <mikem>|
|Target Milestone:||---||Keywords:||FutureFeature, MoveUpstream, Triaged|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Enhancement|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-01-12 21:15:10 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description R P Herrold 2002-09-17 00:53:30 EDT
[root@couch gdm-188.8.131.52]# rpm -q gdm gdm-184.108.40.206-13 ----------------------------------- post null testing ... I may have this set entirely wrong, but see: http://www.owlriver.com/tips/gdm-setup/ which is a response to getting GDM compiling local XDMCP traffic and offered Server hosts. The two paths to authentication are gdmgreeter (for local host connections), and gdmlogin (for remote ones). gdm itself can manage shutdown as well ... Problem: There is no filesystem safe way for gdmgreeter to halt (shutdown) the server host. The end user has to log in, and sudo or su to root, and execute a halt. -- not something most admins want to allow an unrestricted right to end users to do. It seems that /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf needs an option stanza for the gdm daemon host selection panel to offer a Shutdown (possibly only for authorized users), or for gdmgreeter to add a shutdown option -- here, permitting authentication against the PAM handled passwd/shadow file, and being a better way to handle the matter. For some reason (probably simply historical), it is present with gdmlogin already ...
Comment 1 R P Herrold 2002-10-28 16:14:53 EST
Change to RHL 8.0 as shipped Very peculiar -- sometimes the gdm authentication windows HAS the shutdown link, and other times it does not. Is there a path being taken, as to the variable being sourced differentailly somehow, as to wheter to display the Shutdown option?