[Techtalk] Pam.d settings? Need to change permissions for kppp
for one user
rasjidw at openminddev.net
Thu Feb 12 20:00:51 EST 2004
On Thursday 12 February 2004 09:05, housekm at fastmail.fm wrote:
> I've got one user that just wants to be able to run linux in X mode (what
> a waste, eh?) and shouldn't need any high-powered permissions. The
> problem is that kppd always asks for the root password - something I'd
> prefer to keep to myself.
Which distro were you running again?
On SuSE 8.2, kppp is suid root, and does not require the root password to be
used by ordinary users. (There is a chance I made the suid change myself,
but I don't remember doing so.)
> Also, since this group has been so helpful - is there a way to change
> settings for this one user so that he can just poweroff from .kde? He's
> an unconvertable Windoze users who just wants to play the cool Unix games
> and maybe do a little web surfing.
Again, this is the default under SuSE 8.2.
I think you want to go to the KDE Control Panel - System Administration -
Login Manager and the look at the Sessions tab.
The 'Allow Shutdown' options are what you want to change I think, although
this may only be for the login screen. Or it may affect their options when
the log out too. Not sure.
Of course, this is with KDE 3.1.1, and other distros or versions of KDE may be
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