live session user does not belong to users group on low end hardware
This occurs on my old netbook when I start GeoServer after boot. It seems that user is not added in users and www-data groups affecting many applications.
Reproduced by Hamish too:
"Starting geoserver on my old & slow Atom netbook I saw the same trouble with the user not belonging to the 'users' or 'www-data' groups. It's a race condition at boot time, the auto-login launches before rc.local has finished, and rc.local is what adds the user to those groups. It's weird though as all the other groups (audio, ..) are present. The only thing to be done is to log out and log back in, or start from a Terminal prompt and start a new login with 'su - user' then launch from there. Launching the startups as root doesn't help since then root owns ~/.mozilla etc. and you get locked out. If anything is done about it, the welcome message needs updating. Changing the auto-login sequence is a bit of a pain, IIRC, but worth looking into. I guess someone decided speed to the desktop was more important than having a working system at bootup... now what other OS does that remind me of..?"