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7<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title> 7<title>Gentoo Linux Frequently Asked Questions</title>
8<author title="Chief Architect"><mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail></author> 8<author title="Chief Architect"><mail link="drobbins@gentoo.org">Daniel Robbins</mail></author>
9<author title="Reviewer">Colin Morey</author> 9<author title="Reviewer">Colin Morey</author>
10<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail></author> 10<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhen@gentoo.org">John P. Davis</mail></author>
11<author title="Editor"><mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail></author> 11<author title="Editor"><mail link="stocke2@gentoo.org">Eric Stockbridge</mail></author>
12<author title="Editor"><mail link="zhware@gentoo.org">Stoyan Zhekov</mail></author>
12<abstract>This FAQ is a collection of questions and answers collected from the gentoo-dev mailing list and from IRC -- if you have any questions (or answers!) to add, please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team.</abstract> 13<abstract>This FAQ is a collection of questions and answers collected from the gentoo-dev mailing list and from IRC -- if you have any questions (or answers!) to add, please contact either an author or a member of the documentation team.</abstract>
13 14
14<version>1.1.2</version> 15<version>1.1.2</version>
15<date>06 December 2002</date> 16<date>30 December 2002</date>
16 17
17<chapter> 18<chapter>
18 <title>Getting Started</title> 19 <title>Getting Started</title>
19 20
20 <section> 21 <section>
125 <title>How do i add a normal user?</title> 126 <title>How do i add a normal user?</title>
126 <body><p>Everyone seems to think that i shouldn't be using <e>root</e> for everyday use, 127 <body><p>Everyone seems to think that i shouldn't be using <e>root</e> for everyday use,
127 how can i add another user?</p> 128 how can i add another user?</p>
128 <p>The command <c>adduser gentoo</c> will add a user called gentoo. The next step is to give 129 <p>The command <c>adduser gentoo</c> will add a user called gentoo. The next step is to give
129 this user a password and <c>passwd</c> will do exactly that.</p> 130 this user a password and <c>passwd</c> will do exactly that.</p>
131 <p>Insteed of <c>adduser</c> you can also use:
132 <pre># <i>useradd gentoo -m -G users,audio,wheel -s /bin/bash</i></pre>
133 This will add a user gentoo, will make possible for him to use sound-related devices (<path>/dev/sound/*</path>), will make possible for him to switch to root (using <c>su</c>) and will make <path>/bin/bash</path> his login shell.
134 </p>
130 </body> 135 </body>
131 </section> 136 </section>
132 <section> 137 <section>
133 <title>Why can't a user su to root?</title> 138 <title>Why can't a user su to root?</title>
134 <body><p>For security reasons, users may only <c>su</c> to root if they belong to the 139 <body><p>For security reasons, users may only <c>su</c> to root if they belong to the
514 <body> 519 <body>
515 <p>To view multilog (Gentoo Linux 1.0_rc5 and earlier) timestamps, you need to pipe the 520 <p>To view multilog (Gentoo Linux 1.0_rc5 and earlier) timestamps, you need to pipe the
516 current log through the <c>tai64nlocal</c>command:</p> 521 current log through the <c>tai64nlocal</c>command:</p>
517 522
518<pre> 523<pre>
519# <i>cat /var/log/syslog.d/current | tai64nlocal | less</i> 524# <i>tai64nlocal &lt; /var/log/syslog.d/current | less</i>
520</pre> 525</pre>
521 526
522<p>Or, alternatively, if you want to "tail" the log:</p> 527<p>Or, alternatively, if you want to "tail" the log:</p>
523 528
524<pre> 529<pre>
539 </p></body> 544 </p></body>
540 </section> 545 </section>
541 546
542 <section> 547 <section>
543 <title>How often are new releases made?</title> 548 <title>How often are new releases made?</title>
544 <body><p>New releases are announced on the <uri link="http://lists.gentoo.org/mailman/listinfo/gentoo-announce">gentoo-announce</uri> 549 <body><p>New releases are announced on the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/main/en/lists.xml">gentoo-announce</uri>
545 mailing list<!-- TODO: approximatley every X months -->, In reality the packages themselves 550 mailing list<!-- TODO: approximatley every X months -->, In reality the packages themselves
546 are updated shortly after the main authors release new code. As for when new Cd images etc 551 are updated shortly after the main authors release new code. As for when new Cd images etc
547 are released, that tends to be whenever there are any major updates to the base code, or when 552 are released, that tends to be whenever there are any major updates to the base code, or when
548 new modules get added.</p></body> 553 new modules get added.</p></body>
549 </section> 554 </section>

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