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Create a group on Linux Red Hat

Occasional Advisor

Create a group on Linux Red Hat

Dear all,

We were trying to create a Group (for users) using the graphical interface but the process takes very long time without success. After we open the graphical tool and make all the selections (group name, group id ... ) we click on next, the tool hangs and stays there.

However it works fine using the Command Line 'groupadd'.
Our system is Linux Red Hat V4 U4.

Thanks for your help.

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Create a group on Linux Red Hat


Congrats. You win a free beer if we're ever in the same city. You found a bug.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Court Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: Create a group on Linux Red Hat


# up2date -u system-config-users
"The difference between me and you? I will read the man page." and "Respect the hat." and "You could just do a search on ITRC, you don't need to start a thread on a topic that's been answered 100 times already." Oh, and "What. no points???"
Ivan Ferreira
Honored Contributor

Re: Create a group on Linux Red Hat

GUI tools tends to hang if the network configuration, specifically name resolution, is not correct.

Check if the /etc/hosts file contains the IP and host name that corresponds with the:

ifconfig -a


Also, you should try webmin, it's a great tool.
Por que hacerlo dificil si es posible hacerlo facil? - Why do it the hard way, when you can do it the easy way?