[svlug] Users and Groups

Scott DuBois sdubois at linux.com
Sat Nov 15 10:46:30 PST 2014

I found this to be a little disconcerting:

Logged in and system running

Installed GNOME User and Group Manager:


Created new "test" user

Drop to tty1 and log in as "test" user

vim ~/.xinitrc
exec ck-launch-session dbus-launch --exit-with-session startkde

~$ startx -- :1
Full KDE work space under new user credentials
Commands on tty1 no longer functional

Switch to tty2

Log in as "test" user

~$ kate -display :1
Starts Kate (no big deal)

Go back to vt7

Check default KDE User and Group Manager
Settings --> System Settings --> User Manager

_No Other Users Listed_?!

But I'm logged in?

With all this going on through tty how would the average desktop user
ever _know_ if the new user doesn't show up in the User Manager list?
Scott DuBois BSIT
President EBLUG
Freenode: Roguehorse

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