[clug] Upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 problems - New

Paul Wayper paulway at mabula.net
Wed May 11 07:57:03 UTC 2016

On 11/05/16 16:32, Owen Cook wrote:
> 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.

Wondering if you've managed to make your own group into dialout - what does
the /etc/group file say about your own group and the dialout group?  Are they
the same GID?



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