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[opensuse-gnome] Root password required to shutdown/restart
  • From: Michael Catanzaro <mike.catanzaro@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:14:24 -0600
  • Message-id: <1356023664.3050.11.camel@suse-alto>
In 12.3 Milestone 1 or 2, I'm prompted for the root password whenever I
try to shutdown or restart from within GNOME session. If I don't supply
it, then I get logged off instead. If I try to shutdown or restart from
GDM, I'm still prompted for the root password.

Sometimes it just says "Authentication required to power off", other
times it says "Authentication required when other users are signed on" -
even if no other user is logged on, and even if there's only one user
account on the system.

Is this happening to anyone else? I didn't spot anything related on

I also notice that sometimes I do not have rights to "Unlock" any
options in System Settings - the switch is grayed out - which means I
can't change the time, add users or printers, etc. But other times the
switch is not grayed out.

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