[clug] Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 problems - New

Owen Cook owen.cook at gmx.com
Wed May 11 06:32:55 UTC 2016

I did 15.10 to 16.04 upgrade and the only consequence was that the Synaptic login dialogue refused to accept my password.

It was fixed by issuing the 'su' command which took my password, and then I was able to set root's password.

The second problem, probably of my own making from installing, and getting functional, the arduino IDE. The problem is that all my dot files are now in the dialout group, eg

drwxrwxr-x  3 owen dialout       4096 Nov  5  2014 .subversion (a directory)
-rw-------  1 owen dialout        182 May 10 12:47 .Xauthority (a file)

# sudo chown -R owen:owen *  does not remove the dialout group from my files.

I suspect the faulty command was # sudo usermod -g dialout owen  and I think that should have been a capita G which I did later.

Everything seems to still work, but would appreciate any suggestions how to get rid of the dialout group from the dot files.



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