I've messed something up now

Knute Johnson ubuntu at knutejohnson.com
Mon Sep 26 17:01:01 UTC 2011

On 9/24/2011 6:32 PM, Rashkae wrote:
> On 09/24/2011 07:47 PM, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> Rashkae:
>> Thanks very much, you diagnosed that one perfectly. I would have had
>> no clue how to do that.
>> Thanks again,
> A default user in Ubuntu is assigned to several groups during install.
> Ubuntu permissions can be a hodgepodge of Group permissions, policykit
> and policykit-2, so it's hard to guess what will have adverse effects.
> Unfortunately, my current desktop is not Ubuntu, so I can't verify, but
> as of the last LTS, the default user is also a member of the following
> groups:
> username (this is the same as your actual username)
> adm
> dialout
> cdrom
> plugdev
> lpadmin
> admin (you should laready have this one restored)
> sambashare

I've added myself to those groups as well.  Is there a config file 
somewhere that lists all of the groups that the default user is 
assigned?  I didn't look before I added myself to the groups to see if 
they existed before that.  The usermod command won't create a group will it?

Thanks very much,


Knute Johnson

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