Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 467461
Cannot Remove Shut Down Option Under the System Menu
Last modified: 2009-07-14 10:38:02 EDT
Description of problem:
In Fedora 9, we are trying to get machines that will not allow non root users to shut down or restart the computer. After removing the options from the Gnome login screen, we found that the Shut Down option under the System Menu will not go away even when we remove the poweroff and reboot files in the /etc/security/console.apps/ directory and if we comment out the auth lines in the poweroff and reboot files in the /etc/pam.d directory. We were able to get the Shut Down option to go away in Fedora 7 however by following the same steps of removing the files in the /etc/security/console.apps directory.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. First we went and changed the /etc/gdm/gdm.conf file so that under the [greeter] section it had SystemMenu=false so that the login screen would not have the option to shut down or restart.
2. Next, I removed the poweroff and reboot files under the
/etc/security/console.apps directory. However, this step did not remove the non root user's ability to shut down or restart the machine.
3. After some research on the internet, I found that I could try to comment out the auth lines in the reboot and poweroff files in the /etc/pam.d directory. However, this did not fix my problem
In our test, we found that the Shut Down option under the system menu would not go away in any case.
We expected the Shut Down option under the System menu to go away and that non root users would not be able to shut down or restart the computer
Not a PAM problem.
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