If you are interested in Linux then you can join one of the Linux user groups near you. These groups are created and maintained for the purpose of promoting, organizing and supporting Linux users. If you are a Linux newbie and looking for a good place to learn more about Linux there are some options for you
The first option that you have is to visit your local LUG (perhaps via a Linux Users mailing list). A list of available Linux users is maintained for every major distribution like Red Hat, Ubuntu, Mandriva, Fedora and so on. You can look for user groups based on your specific distribution. To get started type ‘groups’ login’ or ‘user names’ into your browser’s address bar. It will provide you with a list of user accounts that are available in your home directory.
The second option for getting in touch with other Linux newbies is to comment using your home directory user account. Type ‘groups comment’ or ‘comment’ into your browser address bar and the name of the user group that you are trying to get in touch with will be displayed. You can choose to use your first name or first initial ‘@’.
One advantage of having a Linux user account is that you get full access privileges on all the files and system that are located on your home directory. That means you can do whatever you want with the system. You can install software and modify it. You can even run other users that belong to your group. There are two types of user accounts: A regular and a reserved user account. There is also a group that is called Administrators which has different access permissions than other user accounts.
The first thing that you need to do when you log onto your Linux computer is to log into your user group as root. Type ‘ps aux’ to take a look at the current ownership of the root directory of your Linux machine. In our case it is ‘root’. There are also other options such as su – suid, group – gid and no User ID at all.
The next thing that you need to do when logged in as root is to create a user group for yourself called ‘user’. Type this group name in the command line prompt and press Enter. Now you have to log in as that user. Type your username and the password that you normally enter for your Linux machine when you login as root. There are many other user groups that you can get access to but for the sake of this guide we will stick with the most common ones.
After you have successfully logged in as root, you will notice that your password has been changed to ‘harry’. You can change your password by visiting the ‘passwords’ page. You will find a link that says ‘Control Group’ and clicking on it. You will be taken to a page where you can change your password.
There are many ways to increase user permissions on your Linux system; however, the simplest way to do this is to add more users to your Linux user groups. You can add members to these groups as you please. If you would like to gain access to a particular group then you will have to invite these users to join your group. To kick off a new group, you will have to click on New and then choose the group from the pull down menu on the left-hand side of the screen. Adding groups near you is very simple and all that is required is to type the details of the groups you want to be able to manage and create your own group.