user admin kubuntu

Derek Broughton news at
Sun Sep 23 14:39:19 UTC 2007

Thilo Six wrote:

> Jesus Arocho wrote the following on 23.09.2007 13:47
>> Hello:
>> I installed kubuntu on my wife's dell 6000 inspiron laptop as follows:  I
>> went through the installation and entered my name for the first user
>> account
>> created and later created a user account under her name.  So, my account
>> is
>> the sudo account.  I found that her account cannot read but not write to
>> the
>> r/w cd/dvd device.  I now also find that her account cannot access a Palm
>> z22
>> device I purchased this weekend.  The system does create /dev/ttyUSB1 but
>> she
>> does not have access.  How can I sort this out?
> $ groups
> adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev scanner netdev lpadmin
> powerdev admin
> That´s my first user
> You should add your wifes user to all groups your first is in with e.g:
> $ sudo usermod -G plugdev,floppy,audio,cdrom,dialout WIFES_USER_NAME

Well, perhaps not "admin".  I wouldn't trust my wife with that :-)

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