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Old 12-22-2009, 10:27 AM   #1
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problem with group "users"

earlier i removed the user i had added and accidently removed the group users as well . after some problems, i made a new group calles users and gave it GID 100 (thats what i think the old group had). so i did a new user (same name as the old one) and when i logged in that user in kde 4.2 and started wicd, it said this:

Unable to contact the Wicd daemon due to an access denied error from DBus. Please check that your user is in the users group.
So... I did check (with the kde gui) and it does look like my user belongs to the group users. the GID to the group users is 100. not sure where to look and what to do.... please help
Old 12-22-2009, 10:42 AM   #2
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The entry in /etc/group should look exactly like this:
No trailing spaces or anything else.

Check /etc/passwd. All users entries should look something like this
userid:x:1000:100:Fname Lname,,,:/home/userid:/bin/bash
The first number is the user number (it could be 100 or 1000), the second is the group number (which should be 100).

You may need to reboot.

Last edited by tronayne; 12-22-2009 at 10:44 AM.
Old 12-22-2009, 10:51 AM   #3
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thanks, a reboot solved it. i should have thought of that myself!

now i will try to get flash installed in firefox....


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