Member of group wheel, but still can't shutdown system?

albi albi at
Thu Oct 5 04:25:36 PDT 2006

On Thu, 5 Oct 2006 13:24:14 +0200
thomas at wrote:

> I've just installed FreeBSD 6.1 and listed myself as a member of the
> wheel group during the add users portion of the installation.  For
> some reason I have not put a finger on yet I cannot shutdown the
> system "do not have permission" to effect the command.  Went back as
> root on a later session and re-entered my name in /etc/group to the
> wheel account to no avail, anybody got an idea as to where I need to
> look?

# ls -la /sbin/shutdown
-r-sr-x---  1 root  operator  431524 May  2 16:40 /sbin/shutdown

what about group operator ? but i personally would use sudo instead of
group wheel etc.


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