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Old 10-09-2005, 01:28 PM   #1
mattp
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Canīt Add Users


Currently I can only login to KDE as root. I am trying to get that fixed!!

I do (from command line, not within KDE) adduser -p mypassword matt
Then I do ĻexitĻ until I get to the login prompt

Login: matt
password: mypassword
Login Incorrect

Why wont it take my new user?

If I su matt after I create it, the prompt becomes matt@mypc$

Why canīt I login as matt?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 01:45 PM   #2
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The -p argument expects an encrypted password, not a plaintext one, so you're not setting a valid password. Run "passwd matt" (no quotes) as root to set a password for the matt account and then try logging in.
 
Old 10-09-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Awesome, thanks!
 
Old 10-09-2005, 03:08 PM   #4
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To the OP:
And as for the adduser command ... you should give yourself
a home, too, and maybe a default login shell.


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