Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 68100
logout->reboot / shutdown only logs off
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
when selecting logoff from the foot menu, you are prompted if you want to
logoff, reboot or shutdown...
No matter what is chose from this menu, the user is logged off and that's it.
The machine will not shutdown when shutdown is selected nor will it reboot when
reboot is selected.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.log into gnome
2.click foot->log out
3.select reboot or shutdown and click OK
Actual Results: The user is logged off but the system stays up
Expected Results: followinf the user logout, the system should cave either
rebooted or shut down.
Selecting shutdown from GDM works fine
I'm seeing this problem on several machines as well.
I know this may be off-topic (but searching Bugzilla for "reboot" isn't my
idea of fun - 680 matches :-) ), but should a non-root user be even allowed
to Reboot or Shutdown a machine ? In an environment where the box may be
used by more than one user (e.g. ssh'ed into it or X terminal session to it),
this is a significant problem (and, yes, the pre-login interface for both
KDE and Gnome *also* allow a non-root user to shut down a machine just by
walking past it and choosing the menu option with no username/password/anything
required). There's nothing in the Red Hat installation process that lets you
remove (or root-password-protect) those shutdown/halt options...there should
be. If someone wants to point me to the bug filed on this, then by all means
tell me off and show me the place to discuss this... :-)
You can only reboot/shutdown from the console, not from a remote login.
The general idea is that if you're at the console you can just push the power
button or pull the power cord anyway.
Hmm, also I noticed this bug is a dup.
Anyway the problem is that it's using /sbin/reboot not /usr/bin/reboot
Need to pass --with-halt-command --with-reboot-command to configure.
*** Bug 68839 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 68394 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 68992 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Fixed in rawhide
Fix confirmed with gnome-session-2.0.1-3.
Maybe this is another scenario, but when I was testing wether the bug was gone
or not(in RH Limbo 7.3.93) I also tried the "Lock Screen" option which didn't
Please advise wether or not to make a new bug report on this - i thought it
could be the same ting?!?
Lock screen is different - can you file a new bug?
Sure can! Thanks!