I was looking over the documentation for installing Desktop Environments, and was wondering if there is an explanation as to why a user should belong to the groups they list in the Wiki.
sudo useradd -mG lp,network,power,sys,wheel <username>
It makes sense to add the user to wheel for access to sudo, but I have never seen these groups listed anywhere else as a recommendation for a DE. Anyone have any insight on this? Thanks!
- wheel – allow you sudo command
- network – allow you manage network without root
- lp – allow you manage printers and other devices without root
- power – allow you shutdown wihout sudo
- sys – allow you manage CUPS
For more see Users and groups - ArchWiki
Sorry if the questions is dumb. I have been running on Gnome for the past few weeks (still pretty new to Linux in general, despite playing around with it here or there), and I have not really had any issues accessing or changing settings aside from users and printers. Even before I installed Gnome, I was able to connect to wireless using
nmcli without issuing
sudo prior, but I wonder if you are referring to advanced settings in each of these.
You use Manjaro, right? You don’t have any problems because you are added to these groups by default.
I do, but I’ve done a CLI install instead of using the installer, and installed gnome from there. Looking at the output for
#>cat /etc/group the user I created was never added to those groups. In any case, I’m not arguing, and things work just fine, but I was curious to know why. Looks like I will add myself to those groups and see how that changes my experience. Thanks!
If you wish to see the groups your user belongs too, use that command
groups. For example, this is mine:
sys ftp log http games dbus network power lxd storage optical disk audio wheel mirdarthos roccat android-sdk
Yeah I guess I could have done that .
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