Re: Why Restart & Shutdown Buttons on login screen

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2008/4/25 Christopher Mocock <[email protected]>:
> Mustafa Qasim wrote:
>
> > Dears lets consider some child at your home on someone else who didn't
> have user account on ur system or on that particular OS accidentally turn on
> the computer or boots into the OS where  he doesn't hold any account to
> login. Now how he  can safely reboot your machine without logging in. Here
> the Shutdown & Restart buttons provides the facility to safely shutdown or
> restart ur OS.
> >
>
>  I tend to agree. Similarly, it seems that a normal user can "reboot" from
> the command line, but not "poweroff". I would have thought reboot and
> poweroff would be root-only.
>
>  Obviously this decision has been made for some reason but I can't quite see
> it at the moment.
>
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in anycase any user can press the power button or unplug the system,
so there is no safety reason to have only root options.
My two cents

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Antonio Montagnani
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