[mythtv-users] Powering off computer as non-root

Piers Kittel mythtv at biased.org
Mon Dec 26 21:10:03 EST 2005

it's chmod not chown - but that fixed the problem.  Brilliant - thanks! :)

Not too worried about any users being able to power the computer off - 
nothing essential on that, just the frontend, and there's only 2 users - 
"root" and "piers" and nothing else :)

Thanks very much for your help again!

Regards - Piers

Nick wrote:
> some distros have a prog called consolehelper or something like that that
> may help.  if you don't mind all users having the ability to reboot/halt
> the box you can just do chown +s /sbin/halt or whatever you are calling
> (/sbin/reboot is generally a symlink to halt).
> then of course /sbin isn't usually in a user's PATH, so you will need to
> modify PATH or just specify the full path when using the command (e.g. run
> /sbin/reboot instead of just "reboot").
>>Hello all,
>>Mythfrontend is set to turn off my computer using the command "halt".
>>Mythfrontend is run as an non-root user - in this case user "piers" - so
>>when I try to exit MythTV, and I select "Yes, exit and shutdown" - it
>>jsut says "Command not found".  Obviously this command isn't available
>>to non-root users.  So how do I enable the user "piers" to be able to
>>shut down the computer without opening up too many obvious security holes?
>>Thanks very much for your help in advance
>>Regards - Piers
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