Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 17099
reboot or halt password prompt text
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:58 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>
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