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Old 07-17-2004, 06:16 PM   #1
GeeZuZz
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How to rename user account? SuSE messed it up...


During install, i was prompted to create a user. I did a typo, and entered fredruj, instead of fredrik. On the same screen (i think i didn't click "OK" yet) i clicked a button to let me choose some options for the user, like what group it is member of. Then i saw the typo, clicked cancel, and corrected it. When i was done, i clicked OK and was finish with the user creation.

Everything looked fine. The username appears correct and everything, BUT for some strange reason my home dir is /home/fredruj/ anyway! How did this happen and how can i fix it!? I believe this is probably not the only thing SuSE messed up. Are there any way I can get every records with the typo renamed?
 
Old 07-17-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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it's the distro's fault for your typo, ok whatever. anyway, start yast, select 'security and users' , select 'edit and create' users, select your account and edit whatever is not right.
 
Old 07-17-2004, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thanks! I thought i had to do that using a command or something.

Well, it's not purely my fault, it's more like a bug in SuSE. Because i entered username wrong, and clicked the details button (user should not be created before i click next??), in the details view i clicked cancel, because i noticed the type. I changed the username and clicked next. Now, suse for some reason already had saved the typo, and forgot to update when the account was created (when i clicked next). The typo was fixed before i clicked next!

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