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  1. #1
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    new user account

    Hi,
    I am thinking about playing around with my ubuntu by testing some new driver repos ( here)
    My question if i do all this in a new user account and then screw up and make mistakes, will my other user account still be safe?

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    Re: new user account

    No, updates/upgrade/installations are nearly always system wide, not account wide (is that even a word "wide" ?).

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    Re: new user account

    Yes, changing drivers and so on affects your system, not only user settings.

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    Re: new user account

    Quote Originally Posted by natman View Post
    Hi,
    I am thinking about playing around with my ubuntu by testing some new driver repos ( here)
    My question if i do all this in a new user account and then screw up and make mistakes, will my other user account still be safe?

    Thanks:
    Best way to test is to set up another install on it's own partition, or use virtualbox to install then test.

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    Re: new user account

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobalt View Post
    Yes, changing drivers and so on affects your system, not only user settings.
    That's funny, a "No" and a "Yes" and if I am not mistaken we are both correct

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    Re: new user account

    A good rule-of-thumb is that anything that requires sudo, and so asks you to enter a password, is system-wide. Anything that doesn't need sudo only affects one user.
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