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Old 04-24-2015, 10:57 PM   #1
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can't access admin account

I just created a Guest user account. When I rebooted, it went right into the Guest Account, without allowing me to choose and log in to the admin account. I tried Login Window and New Login in Administration panel. I tried Logout, but nothing happened when trying.
Old 04-25-2015, 01:14 AM   #2
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what's your distribution?
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Linux Mint 17.1
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Try going to a virtual terminal (ctrl+alt+F2) & log in there as the root user. Be careful if you are not familiar with Linux you can do a lot of damage as the root user. (Ctrl+alt+F7 should return you to the GUI.)
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is my user name entered as root user?
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This covers several eventualities:
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When installing Mint as with most/all other Ubuntu derivatives, you must create at least one user during the install. That is the primary user and that user will have admin/root privileges so that when you login using a terminal, you would preface any command with: sudo

The behavior you describe could be explained if you set the guest account to autologin when you created it although I'm sure there are other explanations.
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Giving up and starting over, a little smarter. Thanks for your help.


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