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

Jerry Bell jbell at
Thu Oct 5 09:38:37 PDT 2006

You need to be in the wheel group to be able to SU to root, but that won't
give you permission to run shutdown.  Only root can do that, I believe.

> Hi All,
> 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?
> Thanks,
> Tommy2

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