• @[email protected]
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    Looks like you’re on Fedora Silverblue (or other Atomic version). This is happening because the system groups are in /usr/lib/group rather than /etc/group and this causes the issue you’re seeing here. You can work around it by getting into a root shell with something like

    sudo -i

    and then getting the group added to /etc/group with

    grep -E '^dialout' /usr/lib/group >> /etc/group

    after that, you’ll be able to add your user to the group with

    usermod -aG dialout pipe

    • @pipe01OP
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      231 month ago

      Right on the money, that’s what I ended up doing. Thanks!

    • @[email protected]
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      Why can’t we keep system config things in /etc? It’s a method that works in unsurprising ways.

      • @[email protected]
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        51 month ago

        /etc is writable, so no reboots are required. That said, /etc is treated in a special way and each deployment will have its own /etc, based on the previous one.

        So if you make changes to /etc then revert to a previous deployment, your changes will be reverted as well. But if you make changes and upgrade (or do whatever to create a new deployment), your changes will bu preserved.

    • @KindaABigDyl
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      It’s like when I run into some issue with how I’ve set up my system in NixOS and have to explain to a non-Linux user that it isn’t Linux that’s the issue but how I’m using an especially weird Linux lol

  • Enter Password: ********

    The password you entered is incorrect. Would you like to reset your password?

    Y

    Please enter your new password: ********

    New password cannot be the same as old password.

    😑

      • Dark Arc
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        Yeah this one is ridiculous. There are some systems that have bounced my password … literally the one stored in a password manager … and gaslite me that I “must have forgotten my password.”

    • haui
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      71 month ago

      (some!) FOSS developers when you open an issue about it: works for me. Closed

      (Disclaimer: I know not all foss devs are like this. Especially kde devs are awesome.)

      • @[email protected]
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        Well, I didn’t report it (I’m not sure even how to categorize it), so I really don’t know how it would go.

        TBH, I don’t even know what project hosts useradd. Never looked that up.

  • @FizzyOrange
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    Even if “isn’t that bad” were true, it’s hardly a stunning endorsement. I wish Linux aimed higher than “not that bad”, but it always seems to hit “only some bits are broken”.