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Old 12-12-2007, 11:38 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2004
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Never seen before security options??

I have been playing with linux for just over a month. I have installed fedora 7 and 8 on a few different machines. I just did a fresh install of fedora 8 and created a regular user as requested per the installation. For some reason when I log in as that user it wont let me do anything. I keep getting insufficient rights dialog boxes. For instance I tried to change the display settings and instead of getting prompt for the root password it just says insufficient rights.

I have to log out and log back in as root to do anything. None of my other installs acted like this and I dont remember doing anything different. Can someone help me here?
Old 12-12-2007, 11:50 PM   #2
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Distribution: Slackware / Debian / *Ubuntu / Opensuse / Solaris uname: Brian Cooney
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you probally have to add your user to some groups, like sound, video, ect.


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