Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 906080
authentication is required to poweroff machine when only one user is logged in
Last modified: 2013-01-30 17:37:59 EST
Description of problem:
On systems that have exactly one user each, attempting to power off the machine requires to enter a password, pretending that many users are logged in.
This is not a problem but only a hassle for an advanced user, who understands what's going on, but a regular user prefers to cut the power to the system than try in vain to understand what is going on.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
way too often
Steps to Reproduce:
1.login to gnome, browse internet, watch some pictures
2.attempt to power off
this is usually reproduced in fallback mode of gnome, since -shell is mostly unusable on computers not very powerfull. (like athlon 64 3200+, with 1GB RAM, nvidia 6200 video card, 80 gb WDC hard disk)
What's the output of 'loginctl' when this happens?
When you do that, you'll probably find a cron session running anacron running one of its random-length sleep processes.
Please give systemd-197-1.fc18.2 from updates-testing a try.
As noted in the update description:
> logind will ignore non-tty/non-X11 sessions when checking for other
> sessions before shutdown.
This is bug 890827. Closing as a duplicate. Reopen if I'm wrong about this.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 890827 ***