EliteGamingChicken
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How to manage users and groups?

Tue May 27, 2014 10:04 am

I tried to manage Users and Groups on the ROOT account but it did not load, I clicked, nothing happened, I tried loading on my account and nope nothing happened.

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Re: How to manage users and groups?

Tue May 27, 2014 1:37 pm

Try sudo -i to get a root shell. Use exit when you're done.

BTW, Unix/Linux is cAsE sEnSiTiVe so root is not the same as Root or ROOT.
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Re: How to manage users and groups?

Wed May 28, 2014 12:32 pm

EliteGamingChicken wrote:I tried to manage Users and Groups on the ROOT account but it did not load, I clicked, nothing happened, I tried loading on my account and nope nothing happened.
What are you trying to achieve? Where did you click on when nothing happened? Are you using the GUI? Or commandline?

Did you found the Fedora or Pidora documentation about user en group administration?
Gui:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fed ... roups.html
Commandline:
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fed ... tools.html
http://zenit.senecac.on.ca/wiki/index.p ... nistration

If you have any more questions, do not hesitate. I hope this helps...
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Re: How to manage users and groups?

Tue Jan 12, 2016 11:06 pm

EliteGamingChicken wrote:I tried to manage Users and Groups on the ROOT account but it did not load, I clicked, nothing happened, I tried loading on my account and nope nothing happened.
With nothing showing in any of the Main Menu categories(GUI), I searched with synaptic and found adduser. When it showed no details there, I tried it as a raw command in Terminal, and it responded "only one or two users permitted".
Well, with root and pi (default user) in there already the quota is full, so it looks like Raspbian is perforce single-user. Services like samba can have their own accounts, but not the OS itself. That is also probably what kills any possibility of logging in as other than 'pi'.

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