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slade17
29th May 2007, 08:13 PM
fedora starts user ID numbers at 500. debian starts them at 1000. I want to be able to share settings like firefox bookmarks and gaim profiles, so i want to change both operating systems to have the same user and group ID.

now, I already did this before, which is what is annoying me. I had everything working perfectly, then reinstalled debian, and I can't remember what I did before. right now, the commands i'm trying are:


groupmod -g 500 colin
usermod -u 500 -g 500 -G 500 colin

if i use the command "id colin", everything displays properly. if i look at my home folder, it appears to have the proper permissions. but when I start gnome, i run into numerous errors regarding settings/preferences. I've tried changing this on both fedora and debian, with the same result. changing the user and group IDs through the GUI has also failed.

I think from now on, I should document all my steps when I do something like this...

PeTzZz
29th May 2007, 09:51 PM
Doublepost (http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=156130). Thread closed.