Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

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Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Postby stevencomerthornley » Mon Aug 10, 2009 1:27

I failed to fix my installation after this kuser issue messed me up.

The upgrade pathway that eventually led me to reinstall included losing my identity on the log in screen, I became sabayonuser---I had to manually put my log in name every time....that was a about 4 months ago, then little errors, KDE mostly during log in, then when I decided I'd had enough and wanted my user name back I created a failure that I could not fix. I deleted stuff, I tried to recreate it, I couldn't log into certain types of sessions.....
I got mixed up and messed up.
I reinstalled the latest KDE because Sabayon is still the best linux out there.

OK, installation is complete, time to reboot.
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Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Postby peispud » Tue Aug 11, 2009 14:36

I used Kuser to change my user password and lost my root password. This, along with the hiccup changing package managers, I found very maddening and unnecessary. Here's what worked for me-

-ctrl + Alt + f1
-sudo passwd
-ctrl + Alt + f7
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Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Postby mynameisbogdan » Mon Nov 09, 2009 20:52

dunsurfin wrote:Using kuser to add myself to the lp group made my root and user passwords fail. I advise against using it. Reported as issue 638

dude... use nano /etc/group with root rights! :)

example: power:x:84:root,bogdan
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Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Postby amoebios » Tue Mar 16, 2010 18:44

How about an alternative to KUser?
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Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Postby Fitzcarraldo » Tue Mar 16, 2010 22:26

^Try superadduser (it's in Portage):

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emerge --sync
layman -S
emerge -1v superadduser
equo database gentoosync

EDIT: It's so easy to use superadduser. Here is an actual example, as I needed to add a new user to the media centre box that I'm setting up at the moment:

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$ groups
disk wheel floppy uucp cron audio cdrom dialout video games cdrw usb users haldaemon scanner plugdev entropy pulse-access pulse-rt pulse vboxusers crontab polkituser
$ su
# superadduser

Login name for new user []: mediacentre

User ID ('UID') [ defaults to next available ]:

Initial group [ users ]:

Additional groups (comma separated) []: disk,wheel,floppy,uucp,cron,audio,cdrom,dialout,video,games,cdrw,usb,haldaemon,scanner,plugdev,entropy,pulse-access,pulse-rt,pulse,vboxusers,crontab,polkituser

Home directory [ /home/mediacentre ]

Shell [ /bin/bash ]

Expiry date (YYYY-MM-DD) []:

New account will be created as follows:

Login name.......:  mediacentre
UID..............:  [ Next available ]
Initial group....:  users
Additional groups:  disk,wheel,floppy,uucp,cron,audio,cdrom,dialout,video,games,cdrw,usb,haldaemon,scanner,plugdev,entropy,pulse-access,pulse-rt,pulse,vboxusers,crontab,polkituser
Home directory...:  /home/mediacentre
Shell............:  /bin/bash
Expiry date......:  [ Never ]

This is it... if you want to bail out, hit Control-C.  Otherwise, press
ENTER to go ahead and make the account.

Creating new account...

Changing the user information for mediacentre
Enter the new value, or press ENTER for the default
        Full Name []: mediacentre
        Room Number []:
        Work Phone []:
        Home Phone []:
        Other []:
New password:
Retype new password:
BAD PASSWORD: it is based on a dictionary word
passwd: password updated successfully

Account setup complete.
# id mediacentre
uid=1001(mediacentre) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),6(disk),10(wheel),11(floppy),14(uucp),16(cron),18(audio),19(cdrom),20(dialout),27(video),35(games),80(cdrw),85(usb),411(haldaemon),441(scanner),442(plugdev),1003(pulse-access),1004(pulse-rt),1005(pulse),1009(vboxusers),1010(crontab),1000(entropy),1019(polkituser)
# id fitzcarraldo
uid=1000(fitzcarraldo) gid=100(users) groups=100(users),6(disk),10(wheel),11(floppy),14(uucp),16(cron),18(audio),19(cdrom),20(dialout),27(video),35(games),80(cdrw),85(usb),411(haldaemon),441(scanner),442(plugdev),1003(pulse-access),1004(pulse-rt),1005(pulse),1009(vboxusers),1010(crontab),1000(entropy),1019(polkituser)
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Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Postby albfneto » Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:37

This is interesting, since Kuser is ever a source of problems.....
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