how can non-admin users shutdown from CLI?

Colin Watson cjwatson at
Wed Oct 14 10:40:19 BST 2009

On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:17:16PM -0400, Jordan Mantha wrote:
> iTalic is such a tool commonly used with thin client (LTSP) setups or
> as a way to remotely control standalone machines. For the later case
> it uses gdm-signal -h or gnome-session-save --shutdown-dialog to allow
> a person to remotely shutdown other machines. In the new GDM world
> order gdm-signal doesn't exist and gnome-session-save
> --shutdown-dialog just logs the user out rather than shutting down the
> machine. In Jaunty gnome-power-manager shipped gnome-power-cmd and one
> could run "gnome-power-cmd shutdown". In Karmic gnome-power-cmd no
> longer exists.

It might be worth looking at Ubiquity's code to do this.

Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson at]

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