Why can't I add user to group?

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Thu Apr 30 14:44:04 UTC 2009

Dotan Cohen wrote:

> jaunty2 at laptop:~$ whoami
> jaunty2
> jaunty2 at laptop:~$ sudo usermod -a -G vboxusers jaunty2
> jaunty2 at laptop:~$ groups
> jaunty2 adm dialout cdrom plugdev lpadmin admin sambashare
> jaunty2 at laptop:~$

sudo -i jaunty2

> Why is that? I'm on Kubuntu 9.04.

I'm pretty sure you have to effectively login to get the new groups.

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