I recently experienced strange problems when creating user accounts on freshly installed Kubuntu 20.04 PCs.
The user account created during installation of the OS works as expected. It is member of various groups:
myself@pc10:~$ groups myself myself : myself adm cdrom sudo dip plugdev lpadmin lxd sambashare
However each additional user (that is created later using the KDE system settings) isn't member of the same groups (except sudo for administrative accounts):
myself@pc10:~$ groups test test : test myself@pc10:~$ groups administrator administrator : administrator sudo
One of the obvious side effects is, that additional users can not change any printer settings without providing a root password (which does not exist). I guess there will be more side effects I didn't notice yet.
- Is my assumption correct that all users should share the same group memberships after creation?
- If yes, what are the possible reasons for missing groups?
- Is there a clean fix? Or at least a workaround? (if possible without manually fixing each user account individually)