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Old 03-01-2005, 02:15 PM   #1
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What groups to add a new user to?

I installed VidaLinux last night so I could try out a Gentoo clone and somehow durring the initial install it didn't take the user account I created so I went into root and created a user but didn't add to any groups.

Then I wanted to play with it and emerge world. Well it won't let me 'su'. It asks for the password but then tells me denied even though I immediately logged out and back into root with that same password. Then I looked at the user account again and noticed a few dozen different groups it could be added to and thought that could be the problem.

Which groups is a user added to durring the installation? Any group I should be a part of?
Old 03-01-2005, 02:19 PM   #2
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see if there is a "wheel" group ---> ie
grep wheel /etc/group
if there is add your user acct to it and then try to "su"
Old 03-02-2005, 12:17 PM   #3
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It worked, thanks, I also added myself to games and another group or two. Is there anywhere that explains the differences between all the groups?


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