Debian Linux – Adding User to Sudoers File

Hi Everyone, After I installed a fresh install of Debian 6.0.3 amd64 from DVD, it was a smooth install. Then I went to update my system and download the updates.
I went to use sudo command as you do. Well I tried and it said my userid was not in the sudoers file, so I searched and found how to correct this and add my userid to the sudoers file.

User is not in the sudoers file. How to add the user to the sudoers file?

All you need to do is add the following line to the sudoers file in /etc/sudoers
user_name   ALL=(ALL) ALL
Replace user_name with your own user ID

Follow the below instructions:
open a new terminal, switch to root, type “su”
then enter the root password,
type “gedit /etc/sudoers” and you will see the sudoers file opened for editing in the file look for the following line.

You can also enter the command in one line and enter your root password when asked.
In the terminal window copy & paste this line without the Quotation Marks. “su gedit /etc/sudoers

user_name  ALL=(ALL) ALL
Again, Make sure you replace user_name with your own user ID

SAVE the file and then exit & try your command you were trying to use before and voila!


This works for all Debian Linux versions from 6.0 onwards, it would be nice if this was automatically done when creating a user. Perhaps more feedback to Debian about this little issue.

HandBrake: Automatic File Naming

Here’s how you Prevent handbrake from appending numbers to file names …

So you’re using HandBrake to transcode some video files, but you’re wanting to get rid of that annoying -1 or -2 it puts on the end of the file.

Simple easy fix.

  • Open HandBrake;
  • go to Tools…;
  • Preferences…; and
  • Output files.

Where it has Automatic File Naming. Go to where it says File Format {Source}-{title}.
Now remove -{title}.

Restart HandBrake and Voila! You have Automatic File Naming without the title number -1 or -2, alas Preventing handbrake from appending numbers to file names.

‘was much more than just a pie’

I agree with this article 100% in the face of it, appears some people are told to get over it. Much like myself who is a gay man that suffers from anxiety & depression disorder. Try telling someone that just broke their arm to get over it!  You’ll be the one with a broken arm & then you’ll have to get over that!

How to … Set “Google Chrome” as my default web browser in Windows 10!

Ok folks, so here I am trying to set Google Chrome, as my default web browser for Windows 10.

However Windows 10 wants you to go through Settings… Default apps… Web Browser

When you Select Google Chrome and then restart Google Chrome it is not the default web browser.

You will need to use this method to correct the issue.

  • Go to Control Panel…;
  • All Control Panel Items…;
  • Default Programs…;
  • Select your default program…;
  • In the list on the left select Google Chrome…;
  • Then in the Blue Text Select Set this program as default…; and
  • Then click ok and you’re done!

Ingress by Niantic

So I have been playing Ingress by Niantic, from the makers of Pokemon Go!
Well for some bizarre yet strangely odd reason, I received the following email:


Your account has been terminated for violations of the Ingress Terms of Service, including the section on Conduct, General Prohibitions, and Niantic’s Enforcement Rights. This includes, but is not limited to, falsifying your location, using emulators, modified or unofficial software and/or accessing Ingress clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software.

This message is being sent from an unmonitored email inbox. Please do not reply to this email.

I have done nothing wrong & I have not done anything to warrant this termination. I would like an explanation, as I was rather enjoying this app and getting to know people. But if this is how you treat new comers then by all means. You can have your app.
As far as I’m concerned Niantic have lost not only a player today, but by word of mouth they will lose more as, not having the decency to query any allegations and just to blanket terminate! is in my opinion BAD BUSINESS!
The only software I have used is the Official Ingress client from the Google Play Store. My Conduct has been above reproach, I have not abused or defamed anyone, nor have I done anything against your General Prohibitions. I have not falsified my location, I have on occasion travelled between Morwell Australia & Melbourne Australia. Whilst travelling I have also been playing Ingress. This would account for my location as I travel!
As for accessing Ingress clients or backends in an unauthorized manner including through the use of third party software. Please explain how I have done this when I only have the Official Ingress client from Google Play Store?