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Re: Umont ownership?

On Tue, 6 Apr 2010 11:08:55 -0400 (EDT), jeremy jozwik wrote:
> i am not familiar with those settings in linux. so i did some searching.
> http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDesktopHowTo
> which says:
> "This is a problem with the way D-Bus figures out what groups you are
> a member of. All users should be added to plugdev, netdev, and
> optionally powerdev, in /etc/groups. Any way of automating this in
> Debian?"
> i look around in /etc/ and find there are 2 group files.
> mobildebian:/etc# nano group
> group   group-
> im guessing i need to remove group [ which is empty ] and rename
> group- to be the group file.
> correct?

Don't mess with /etc/group and /etc/group- !

Issue the "groups" command at a shell prompt to see which groups you
are in.  To add a user to a group issue the following command at
the root shell prompt.

   adduser <user-name> <group-name>

For example,

   adduser fred dialout

To add user "fred" to the group "dialout".  Fred will have to logout
of *all* of his sessions on the system, including restarting the X
server if he is the one who started the X server, before the change
will take effect.  Logon as "fred" and issue the "groups" command.
If you don't see the new group, then you didn't logout of all of
fred's sessions.  If all else fails, reboot.  That will fix it.
After that, when fred issues the "groups" command, "dialout" should be
listed as one of his groups.

  .''`.     Stephen Powell    <zlinuxman@wowway.com>
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