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Old 02-07-2005, 08:42 AM   #1
doubleyewjay
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add_groups problem


After login, as root or user, the first line to appear warns me that "add_ groups" is an invalid argument. I've searched for add_groups thinking I might have a variable out of whack in one of the config scripts but it only appears in a few binary files.
I'm pretty sure I have my groups screwed up after trying to give user's access to cdrom and audio, I can't figure out what the default setup was for my slackware install.
Is there a simple explaination for how groups work and how to set them up or repair damage?
 
Old 02-07-2005, 10:01 AM   #2
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Easyest way to add users to groups is by editing /etc/group file. There is also a backup file /etc/group- , you may want to have a look at it.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 01:26 PM   #3
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I can add users to groups ok, but the disconnect I'm having is that I don't know which groups to add a user to. I also can't make sense of how an application checks permissions for a user.
I guess I'm looking for less of a HowTo and more of a How Does or a Why Does.
 
Old 02-07-2005, 01:52 PM   #4
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The command for adding groups is "groupadd" and to see what groups are available on your system, just do "cat /etc/group".
 
Old 02-08-2005, 06:58 AM   #5
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I can add groups, add users to groups, etc...
But how do I know that I need to?
For example:
If my daughter wants to watch a DVD, she would plug one in to see "Access Denied: Root permission needed" or some such message. How does an access denied message lead me to give her the correct permissions?
 
  


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