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Re: [rhelv6-list] how to remove 'shot down' from system menu?


If users have physical access to the systems and can hit the power
button or unplug the system, I strongly recommend that you leave the
shutdown option on the start menu. If a user is determined to
shutdown/reboot a computer, I would much rather they shut it down
gracefully by using the shutdown command than doing it harshly buy
holding the power button or unplugging the system, which can lead to a
host of other problems.


On 10/05/2011 08:49 AM, Horst Severini wrote:
> Hi Alois,
> I'm not sure there is a way to remove that, and I'm not sure it makes too 
> much sense to look too hard for it, either, since when someone is sitting 
> right in front of a computer, they can (a) shut it down from the login screen,
> or (b) press the power button or (c) unplug the power cord, so in my mind
> it doesn't much matter if you eliminate one way to shut it down when 
> there are several other you can't eliminate.
> Just my 2c,
> 	Horst
> Alois Treindl <alois astro ch> wrote:
>> I have recently installed RHEL6 with GNOME desktop.
>> In each user's menu appeasr under the entry 'System' also to item 'Shut 
>> down'
>> I would like to remove this item for all users except root.
>> In fact normal users can use this link to shut down the system, they are 
>> not asked for root password. I do not know how this can happen?
>> Where can I at least configure that they are asked the root password for 
>> shutdown?

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