Michael G. Hansen mikeml1 at pfna.de
Mon Mar 8 13:47:19 GMT 2004

Joe Rodrigues wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I got myself into a situation, that I am not sure how it happened, and I can't 
> seem to figure out how to get out of it.
> When I log out of KDE, I don't get the usual, pop up that would ask me if I 
> wanted to restart, shutdown or login as another user, I now only get logout 
> and cancel, which then gets me back to the login manager, and when I choose 
> shutdown it asks me for the root password. Also it does not allow me to login 
> as root.
> Does anyone know how to fix this, so that I can have the normal behavior, 
> which would be any user can shutdown from kde and the root user should be 
> able to login to KDE.
> I am using Suse 8.2 and KDE 3.1
> Thanks,
> jxr


there is an option in the Login-Manager (you can find it in the 
control-center) under the tab "Shutdown": Allow Shutdown / Local: 
Everybody/Root/Nobody. Maybe it was turned to Root accidentally?

Also, you have to start KDE using the KDM-service and not just with startx.

hope that helps


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