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after reading a lot of posts, ive become paranoid about logging in as root and doing everyday tasks. i tried adding a user using 'adduser' and logged in successfully, but none of the programs, including 'startx' work...i know this will work if i change the permissions of the /usr/X11R6/bin/startx binary, but damn...do i have to do that for every program out there if i want to log in as a user?
please help...i dont know where to start and have a very vague understanding of chmod chown chgrp, etc.
even after i RTFM
what im looking to achieve is something like a ubuntu setup where i can do everything as a normal user an d 'sudo root' is required only when i have to install progz or change admin files..
thanks in advance..i might not reply immediately cause my linux box is at my relatives place.
Oops, my bad. The -D switch jsut shows what the default settings for new users are. ..
Just do, as root,
and nothing else. This will create the new user, put a folder for the user in /home, and out all the neccesary files in said folder. Now you're good to go, and if it's not 4:20 yet you can then give this new user a passwd with, as root,
yeah...like i said ive already done that..but i cant even startx if i login with that created user (cause of permissions)..nor can i use any program..what i need is to set permissions such that everything is executable for the user and im only prompted for the root pass when i need to install a package or change system files...
Last edited by ganja_guru; 12-13-2004 at 12:11 PM.