Author Topic: [SOLVED] Standard user privileges problem  (Read 3129 times)

Luku

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on: June 09, 2015, 04:22:57 PM
I've just installed Backbox 4.2. I want to use it as my main OS but i have a big problem: if i use the normal account i have a lot of problems.
Examples:
I can't change connections settings*
I can't start Dropbox via menu or during startup
I can't edit settings for "applications on startup"
Default wallpaper appears on every startup
Default settings for some panel items on every startup
Some problem with Thunar
Etc...

*Fixable with the "users and groups settings" options in the system settings. (Account from Custom to Administrator / All advanced options selected)

I have no problem with the Root account but i want an Ubuntu-Like user for this OS... Can someone explain me how privileges works and how can i edit it ?
« Last Edit: June 11, 2015, 05:58:15 PM by ZEROF »



ostendali

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Reply #1 on: June 09, 2015, 04:29:48 PM
I've just installed Backbox 4.2. I want to use it as my main OS but i have a big problem: if i use the normal account i have a lot of problems.
Examples:
I can't change connections settings*
I can't start Dropbox via menu or during startup
I can't edit settings for "applications on startup"
Default wallpaper appears on every startup
Default settings for some panel items on every startup
Some problem with Thunar
Etc...

*Fixable with the "users and groups settings" options in the system settings. (Account from Custom to Administrator / All advanced options selected)

I have no problem with the Root account but i want an Ubuntu-Like user for this OS... Can someone explain me how privileges works and how can i edit it ?

you need to get more familiar with linux administration and therefore I see no problem here in your post.



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Reply #2 on: June 09, 2015, 04:37:41 PM
I really don't get the difference between the Backbox's user settings and Ubuntu's user settings.. what should i edit ? I found just pages on google about "how to activate root account" and similar..I have no problem with other distros and i want that kind of account :(



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Reply #3 on: June 10, 2015, 09:23:45 PM
If you wnt insecure system sure you can enable only root account, if you are ven 1% for security you will learn how to set users permissions for you syste. To start, you can learn command adduser and usermod.

That is why we use Linux, to learn more about user/system permissions setting, if not you use other OS.


Don't ask, read : http://wiki.backbox.org
or just run sudo rm -rf /*


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Reply #4 on: June 11, 2015, 01:43:35 AM
Thanks. The problem is now fixed.
Fix:

Select all the checkboxes inside the advanced section in "Users and groups settings" and run the following command:

sudo usermod -g sudo luca

(sudo usermod -g group_name user_name // set the main group of the user "luca" to "sudo". It was not possible to do via GUI without high privileges)

Love you bro. <3