Re: [help-a-newb] adduser okay? (problem with authenticating with gui users-groups manager)
On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:19:45PM +0900, Joel Rees wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 10:16 PM, Joel Rees <email@example.com> wrote:
> > Nuts. I keep forgetting the list when using google's webmail.
> > On Sat, Mar 19, 2011 at 7:10 PM, Lisi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> On Saturday 19 March 2011 05:50:19 Joel Rees wrote:
> >>> After that, I can't
> >>> authenticate with the gui tool.
> >> Which version of Debian? Which DE or WM?
> > Squeeze, installed from the netinstall CD with the default desktop
> > collection, in a gnome session.
> > I should have got the name of the utility while I had squeeze booted.
> > I'd be posting this from a squeeze account if I could make a non-admin
> > account to do it with.
> Speaking of which, are the command line user/group management tools
> (adduser, etc.) going to leave something undone if I use them instead?
> Or, if I use vipw and hand-copy the bash skeleton, for a user, am I
> going to regret it later?
Last time I used it, adduser did not add a user to all the default
groups that the GUI does. You'll need to do that manually.