Unpriviledged remote suspend

Adam Gibson static at xstatica.com
Sat Mar 25 02:51:18 UTC 2006

Stephen J. Smoogen wrote:
> On 3/23/06, James Hubbard <jameshubbard at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 3/23/06, David Wood <djwood1 at qinetiq.com> wrote:
>>> Trying out FC5, I'm rather surprised that an unpriviledged user can initiate
>>> suspend from a remote X terminal.
>>> The shutdown option is missing (as expected)
>>> but the suspend option remains.
>>> As my HP nx9010 laptop doesn't seem to recover from suspend, this means any
>>> remote user can trigger an instant denial of service!
>>> Should this be bugzilla'd (or has it been noted already?)
>> The user has a laptop.  Why wouldn't you want them to have the ability
>> to suspend?  If you were really concered with unpriviledged access,
>> you wouldn't give it to them right?
>> We've noticed the same behavior with Dell M70's.  The suspend doesn't
>> work and when it's docked the supplied nv driver doesn't allow output
>> to the connected LCD.  We've tried the linva driver but it complains
>> about needing kmod_nvidia which I can't find on the linva repo.
> Try the dell dkms and dkms nvidia driver from linux.dell.com/files/ It
> worked for some of my dell systems (to at least load).

Thanks for the link.  I was wondering when someone would produce a dkms 
rpm for nvidia.  This solves one of the issues of trying to keep up with 
the latest kernels.  It automatically recompiles the driver when the 
kernel changes.  Very nice indeed.

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