Adding User To A Group(s)-- How To
It's so agrivating to have to switch to Root/SU in order to dialup an
ISP. I've been trying
for a long time to add my user ID to the dip and dialout groups in order
to do it, but nothing
works for me. Recently found the usermod command and did the following:
# usermod -G "My-User-GroupID",dip,dialout "My-UserID" (My-User and
GroupIDs is my username)
The command conpletes without error output. The syntax is correct as
far as I can tell from the man-doc
and from The Linux Pocket guide. I then run groups and the output only
list my orininal user group ID,
not the dip or dialout groups. Is this a bug or am I doing something
wrong? Also, when I run wvdial, pon
or diald from the $ prompt I get either permission denide or you have to
be a member of the dip group to use
this command confirming that usermod did not do it job.
Would someone please tell me how to add my user ID to the dialout and
dip groups so I don't have to switch
identity to dial out. Thanks so much.
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