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Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 0:30
by dunsurfin
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

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 8:53
by Thev00d00
Strange, i thought we had sorted this out

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Wed May 20, 2009 23:07
by Fitzcarraldo
Just came across Superadduser which is in Portage (but not Entropy). Looks like it would do what you want, if you don't want to use KUser.

screenshot

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Thu May 21, 2009 8:52
by Thev00d00
Kuser is fixed now however =D

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 12:03
by imperialeagle79
Thev00d00 wrote:Kuser is fixed now however =D
As of when? I just had a problem this last weekend, it messed up my root and user passwords. (The added guest account worked perfectly! With 0 access to anything :roll: ) I'm pretty sure I was up to date on packages as well.

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 16:04
by wolfden
yea, it's still not safe to use

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 16:41
by Fitzcarraldo
Fitzcarraldo wrote:Just came across Superadduser which is in Portage (but not Entropy). Looks like it would do what you want, if you don't want to use KUser.

screenshot
Might be an idea to add this package to the Entropy repository, especially as it's independent of the desktop environment and can be used in any, or even on a TTY console.

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 16:51
by wolfden
I find doing:

# useradd -m -G users,wheel,audio -s /bin/bash john
# passwd john
Password: (Enter the password for john)
Re-enter password: (Re-enter the password to verify)

much easier than firing up a gui, just add whatever groups you want with it

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Sat Jun 06, 2009 17:18
by Fitzcarraldo
I'm sure you do, but newcomers might find Superadduser less daunting.

Re: Sabayon 4.1 K; do not use kuser

Posted: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:34
by amoebios
There should be a warning in KUser or it should be removed/hidden until it's fixed. I just ran into that problem. :?

Auto-login saved me from losing access to my account, but i can't perform any administrative tasks now. Any way to recover the root account or reset the password?

Edit:
I'm thinking if you open KUser, add users, then set the passwords for the old users it would prevent losing the passwords. Can somebody confirm that? (or what exactly happens with the passwords?)