Shutting down as user

Wood, Russell Russell.Wood at
Wed Nov 15 21:04:45 PST 2006

I didn't the proposed solution so if it's the same, I apologize. You
could always add the user to the Operators group, which would then grant
them permissions to shutdown/reboot.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-freebsd-questions at
[mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at] On Behalf Of Parv
Sent: Thursday, 16 November 2006 1:02 PM
To: Rem P Roberti
Cc: FreeBSD
Subject: Re: Shutting down as user

in message <4558A560.4050004 at>,
wrote Rem P Roberti thusly...
> I just installed 6.1 on an old laptop, and I am unable to shutdown
> as user.  I get a "permission denied" error message.

Other than already proposed solution, given that you are the only
person sitting near the machine & working power management, a press
of the power button should cleanly shut down the computer.

At least that is what happens on/with FreeBSD 6.x, with ACPI
enabled, on my IBM Thinkpad T42 when I am feeling lazy enough to
avoid typing "shutdown -p now".

  - Parv


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