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So I messed with something I probably shouldn't have messed with and now I'm paying the price. if someone using slackware (to be sure groups are the right groups) how can I put my groups back to the default I tried adding myself to video group for my normal user but I did both
usermod -G video shawn
usermod -a -G video shawn
from what I can tell users in the group I should be using primarily so i went back and did
usermod -G users shawn
I'm sure video isn't part of my groups and I added that manually but can't seem to get rid of it now I don't need it anymore. How can I get back to the default group setup in every way I ruined it I'm assuming I have my primary group back to normal but maybe I'm wrong. I just need to get things back to normal if possible if I must I will just update all my files and redo the system but thats all I've done that would effect my groups that i haven't for sure put back to normal.
I tried editing /etc/group and taking my name off video but i'm still in video group but before today mplayer couldn't access my soundcard because alsa but now it can since I given myself permission to video i can access alsa and don't know how to reverse all of this
Last edited by fatalerror0x00; 11-23-2012 at 02:18 PM.
If it was me, I would tar.gz all your used data in a temp dir, delete the user with deluser, recreate the user with adduser making sure you add yourself to _all_ additional groups, restore data from the archive. I think this is also a good way to get rid of clutter.