Problem with groups

Charles Swiger cswiger at
Fri Oct 21 13:23:41 PDT 2005

On Oct 21, 2005, at 4:12 PM, RW wrote:
> From a KDE Root console, I changed a directory's permissions to 770  
> and added
> my account to it's  group with pw. In another console, under my own  
> account,
> I tried to cd into the directory and failed, no gui application  
> could access
> the directory either. pw showed I was a member of the group.  I  
> logged in
> though a virtual terminal, under the same account, and was able to  
> cd to the
> directory. And once I restarted the KDE session from KDM, the  
> problem went
> away.
> Is this normal behaviour? Is there any way around it?

This is more-or-less normal behavior.  When you change authentication  
information like adding yourself to a group, the existing processes  
you were running do not gain new privileges, but any new processes  
you start up should.

You could have re-execed your shell, or restarted KDE as you did.


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