[chirp_users] Linux user permissions

eric oyen eric.oyen at gmail.com
Tue Jul 30 07:42:22 PDT 2013


well,
when you are blind and need an accessible out of the box installation, nothing is better than Vinux (debian based). Its a pain getting the other flavors up to operation with accessibility.

sudo isn't all that silly when you don't have a lot of choices.

-eric

On Jul 30, 2013, at 6:10 AM, Brett Bump wrote:

> 
> sudo is for weenies (oh you Debian users.....bah! lol).  Grab a copy of
> "Sams Teach Yourself Unix in 24 Hours. ISBN-10:0672328143" and get to
> reading (Matt is correct, "easier might not always be right").  I've been
> using this to teach our college IT students for 10 years.  Unless you have
> upgraded a kernel or library there is no reason to reboot a *nix system...
> we have servers with uptime in excess of 4 years.
> 
> Brett
> 
> On Mon, 29 Jul 2013, Mathew Mrosko wrote:
> 
>> What's easier might not always be right.
>> 
>> On 07/29/2013 02:39 PM, eric oyen wrote:
>>> I usually don't worry about user permissions. If my user doesn't have them, I simply use "sudo". In some ways, this is far easier than trying to obtain user permissions for that specific user.
>>> 
>>>  This is how my VINUX system is set up.
>>> 
>>> -eric
>>> 
>>> On Jul 29, 2013, at 2:18 PM, Ronny Julian wrote:
>>> 
>>>> Well it did not hurt.  I was trying to point out that this is not
>>>> documented and is a pretty critical step to leave out.  Just trying to help
>>>> since the program is still in a growing state.  Again if it was added to
>>>> the WiKi under Linux installs that would help quite a few people to come.
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>> On Mon, Jul 29, 2013 at 7:28 PM, Bob Nielsen<n7xy at clearwire.net>  wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>> It is not necessary to restart.  Logging out and back in will be
>>>>> sufficient.
>>>>> 
>>>>> 73, Bob N7XY
>>>>> 
>>>>> On Jul 29, 2013, at 1:13 AM, Ronny Julian<k4rjjradio at gmail.com>  wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>>> Took me a bit as I have never run into a permissions issue.  Would
>>>>> someone like to add the sudo command to the Linux Wiki?  I did not see
>>>>> anything there.  Using n0cl as an example username.
>>>>>> sudo adduser n0cl dialout
>>>>>> [sudo] password for user:
>>>>>> Adding user n0cl to group dialout
>>>>>> Done.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> <<  Restart done here to ensure new group picked up>>
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> pax>  id -Gn
>>>>>> pax dialout cdrom floppy audio dip video plugdev netdev bluetooth scanner
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> REF this site
>>>>>> 
>>>>> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/9839988/dev-ttys0-does-not-open-in-ubuntu-12-04-beta
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Still having issues writing to the FT-60 after a good read.  I'll buy a
>>>>> USB cable soon and try this once more.  Any steps I'm missing please let me
>>>>> know.  The cable checks good on a meter and if it reads the radio it should
>>>>> write in theory.  Doing the same thing now in Windows and Xubuntu. I will
>>>>> say the Linux version does not yell out an error it just does not work.
>>>>>> Ronny
>>>>>> K4RJJ
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
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