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Old 08-10-2008, 03:37 PM   #1
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Erased old account for new one; forgot to give admin priv to new account.


On a laptop I recently sold, I erased the old account and made a new one. But for the new one, I forgot to give admin privileges. (i.e. Account Settings -> User Priv. -> "Administer the System")

Now I can't login as root from login screen, (only through one of the virtual terminals) or admin the system from my new account. Since I can login through the virtual terminal, how would I go about changing the new user account to have admin privileges?
 
Old 08-10-2008, 04:07 PM   #2
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Hi,
if you really can login as root - from any terminal - you can run
Code:
adduser $(USER) adm 
adduser $(USER) admin
to add the $(USER) to the groups adm and admin. I am pretty sure that one of these groups is the Ubuntu admin group. I think the admin group is the correct one.
If you can not login as root, you have to work with a boot CD - but this would be topic of another posting.
Greet-o-mente

Last edited by Clemente; 08-11-2008 at 02:51 AM.
 
Old 08-10-2008, 05:19 PM   #3
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Quote:
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Hi,
if you really can login as root - from any terminal - you can run
Code:
adduser $(USER) adm 
adduser $(USER) admin
to add the $(USER) to the groups adm and admin. I am pretty sure that one of these groups is the Ubuntu admin group. I think the admin group is the correct one.
If can not login as root, you have to wirk with a boot CD - but this would be topic of another posting.
Greet-o-mente
admin is the correct group.
 
Old 08-10-2008, 07:56 PM   #4
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Thanks I forgot about that.
 
  


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