user groups

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Wed Nov 29 20:08:46 UTC 2006

On Wed, 29 Nov 2006 16:15:31 +0100
pol <linux_milano at> wrote:

> Which are the groups users should belong to?
> I have deleted the user i had created at the installation stage,
> so i have to create a new user and adding to the those groups.
My user name is peter, not surprisingly ;-) So I am in the "peter" group
as well as the others.

You probably do not need to be in the "fuse" group unless you use, for
example, sshfs or perhaps ntfs-3g ( not sure about the latter) 

peter adm dialout cdrom floppy audio dip 
video plugdev lpadmin scanner admin fuse

Only the first user ( the "sudo" enabled user ) is in the "admin" group by
default. There might be some extras in my list, but adding your user to
those should do no harm anyway...

The problem you will have is that your new user will not be able to use
sudo - so I suggest that you use "recovery" mode on boot to get a root
prompt, and add your user to "admin" first.



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