[Dapper] How to get mounted disk show on the desktop

Vincent Trouilliez vincent.trouilliez at modulonet.fr
Wed Mar 1 13:08:45 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-03-01 at 14:15 +0200, Alan McKinnon wrote:
> > For example, to use one of my software, I need to make myself part
> > of the "lp" group, so I can access /dev/parport0 as a regular user
> > instead of root. Well, I would not mind knowing how to make this
> > change take effect without having to reboot...
> sudo gpasswd -a <username> lp
> will assign you permanent membership to group lp.

Thanks, didn't know the command line for that (I used the GUI in
System->Administration->Users and Groups

> Close all shells and 
> logout from gnome for it to take effect. 
> But how does rebooting work around this?

As far as I recall, logging out wasn't enough, had to reboot... hence my
question ! ;-)
Well I am pretty sure it wasn't enough...but you are troubling me now, I
will try to remember to check this next time I have to do this again,
that is, every time that I re-install Ubuntu, usually following the
release of every milestone ISO of the development version, every other
week or so then...

Thanks again for the command line, much easier and less confusing than
the GUI, will try to remember it ! :-)


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