'sudo id -G <username>' vs 'id -G' issue

Ralf Mardorf silver.bullet at zoho.com
Thu Nov 3 08:39:49 UTC 2016


>>> newgrp    
>it should work for my purpose.

Oops,

no, it doesn't. It requires to run newgrp each time a new terminal is
used and after running newgrp _launching apps fails_.
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ubuntu-mate at ubuntu-mate:~$ pluma
ubuntu-mate at ubuntu-mate:~$ firefox
ubuntu-mate at ubuntu-mate:~$ id | cut -d\  -f2
gid=999(ubuntu-mate)
ubuntu-mate at ubuntu-mate:~$ newgrp - alibaba
ubuntu-mate at ubuntu-mate:~$ id | cut -d\  -f2
gid=1001(alibaba)
ubuntu-mate at ubuntu-mate:~$ pluma
Failed to connect to Mir: Failed to connect to server socket: No such file or directory
Unable to init server: Could not connect: Connection refused

(pluma:29782): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display: 
ubuntu-mate at ubuntu-mate:~$ firefox
Error: GDK_BACKEND does not match available displays

Regards,
Ralf




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