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I just installed Mandrivia today, and I can't shut it down properly! The Shutdown command isn't there, and I can't use the HALT or REBOOT commands on the login screen, ...
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    I just installed Mandrivia today, and I can't shut it down properly! The Shutdown command isn't there, and I can't use the HALT or REBOOT commands on the login screen, what should I do?
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    Have you tried from a terminal. su, then root pasword.
    Then "halt" or "reboot" or "shutdown -r" or "shutdown -h"
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    I just tried that last night, it worked, thank you. I'm guessing only ROOT has the privelages to do that and is quite annoying. So I opened up the KDE control panel and peeked at the login screen settings(as the login screen is based on the KDE X login screen) and found that I had to set it up so that ANYONE, instead of NOBODY could shut down the system from it. Anyways thanks for the reply, it saved me from lots of grief. I was used to that being pre-configured for me on other Disto's.
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    Finally I'm back on LF after a long while.

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