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Bug 17099 - reboot or halt password prompt text
reboot or halt password prompt text
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: usermode (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Nalin Dahyabhai
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Reported: 2000-08-29 19:42 EDT by Keith D. Burgess Jr.
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-08-29 19:42:11 EDT
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Description Keith D. Burgess Jr. 2000-08-29 19:42:10 EDT
ok ok I know this is real trivial. Don't screem.... I have noticed this
throughout 6.x I believe.  Just never realized till I began looking at

login as a normal user (I am running in run level 3)
start X (gnome)
click on the foot
	reboot OR halt


In order to run "reboot" with root's privileges, additional information is
"Password for burgeke"

It's asking for the password of the normal user that is logged in and not
root. Should it not read "Password for root"  ? 

Thanks for listening <g>
Comment 1 Nalin Dahyabhai 2000-08-30 14:58:31 EDT
Actually, the dialog prompts for your password instead of root's because you
don't have any other way to cleanly shutdown if you don't know the root

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