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Thread: How do I join the video group in Ubuntu 11.04?

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    How do I join the video group in Ubuntu 11.04?

    I have Ubuntu 11.04 and I'm trying to use webcam studio but it says I need to join the "video group" but I have no idea what that is. Can someone help me on how to join it?

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    Re: How do I join the video group in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Hi, type this

    Code:
    sudo usermod -a -G video $USER
    don't miss the -a or you will stuff things up royally.

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    Re: How do I join the video group in Ubuntu 11.04?

    FYI, that's the quick and easy way of starting the System->Users and Groups application, click Manage Groups, highlight the video group and click Properties, then check the checkbox against your own name.

    This (like the post above) adds you to the user group called video, which then gives you rights to do video related things.

    It also shows why it's quicker and easier for people giving help to give you a command line than to write a long description of how to do it in the GUI.

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    Re: How do I join the video group in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Cog View Post
    FYI, that's the quick and easy way of starting the System->Users and Groups application, click Manage Groups, highlight the video group and click Properties, then check the checkbox against your own name.

    This (like the post above) adds you to the user group called video, which then gives you rights to do video related things.

    It also shows why it's quicker and easier for people giving help to give you a command line than to write a long description of how to do it in the GUI.
    I did do that, but whenever I open it it still says I'm not part of the group.

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    Re: How do I join the video group in Ubuntu 11.04?

    Double-check with the command id which lists all the groups you belong to. Or, can you see your name checked against the video group in Users and Groups GUI?

    Ah - you need to log out and back in again to pick up the new group membership.

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