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Old 04-10-2013, 03:44 PM   #31
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I'm sorry, you lost me. I looked for a dash or dashboard or something in the left top corner but I found a spyglass search button on the bottom hand corner and clicked on it which brought up a search box. All was selected and I entered the name lisa which is the name on everything right now and it did nothing. What am I doing wrong? Id there a way for us to chat to make this go a bit quicker and easier to try?
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:47 PM   #32
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whats the output
Code:
lsb_release -a
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 03:47 PM   #33
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Oh and my terminal emulator now reads across the top Terminal - root@your-new-name: /home/lisa
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:49 PM   #34
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Here is the output:

No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
 
Old 04-10-2013, 03:50 PM   #35
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I sent you an email
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:10 PM   #36
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Yup, I got it and replied to it a couple of times now. lol Thank you for taking the time to help me. It's well appriciated having someone explain this to a dumbass like me. lol
 
Old 04-10-2013, 04:14 PM   #37
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Why re-install if you just want to personalize your user? Try what Tron suggested above.

I suggest you don't use capital letters for your new username.
Try:
Code:
sudo useradd tsali
Then to delete other users try:
Code:
sudo userdel <username you want to delete>
or
Code:
sudo userdel -r <username you want to delete>
(the last one will also the /home/<username> directory, so make sure to backup first files you possibly need.

Then create a password for your new user:
Code:
sudo passwd tsali
And then:
Code:
sudo tsali
to log in as your new user in the terminal.

When you reboot you should be able to log in as your new user
(better don't delete any old user until you have logged in with your new user, just in case.)

Last edited by dreamwalking; 04-10-2013 at 04:17 PM.
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #38
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Thank you Dreamwalking. This is what I got when I tried those codes:

lisa@lisa-pc:~$ gksu gedit /etc/hostname
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ $ sudo adduser Tsali
$: command not found
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo adduser Tsali
adduser: Please enter a username matching the regular expression configured
via the NAME_REGEX[_SYSTEM] configuration variable. Use the `--force-badname'
option to relax this check or reconfigure NAME_REGEX.
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo hostname Tsali
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo hostname your-new-name
Tsali
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ Tsali
Tsali: command not found
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ man hostname
lisa@lisa-pc:~$ sudo su
Tsali
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# Tsali
Tsali: command not found
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# Tsali@Tsali-PC
Tsali@Tsali-PC: command not found
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# sudo su Tsali@Tsali-PC
Unknown id: Tsali@Tsali-PC
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# sudo su Tsaqli@Tsali
Unknown id: Tsaqli@Tsali
root@your-new-name:/home/lisa# sudo su lisa
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo tsali@tsali
sudo: tsali@tsali: command not found
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo su tsali
Unknown id: tsali
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo hostname tsalli
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo su hostname tsalli
Unknown id: hostname
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo su lisa@tsali
Unknown id: lisa@tsali
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo su - tsali
Unknown id: tsali
lisa@your-new-name:~$ gui way
No command 'gui' found, did you mean:
Command 'ui' from package 'userinfo' (universe)
Command 'gri' from package 'gri' (universe)
Command 'gsi' from package 'gambc' (universe)
Command 'ghi' from package 'github-cli' (universe)
gui: command not found
lisa@your-new-name:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 12.04.2 LTS
Release: 12.04
Codename: precise
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo useradd tsali
[sudo] password for lisa:
useradd: group tsali exists - if you want to add this user to that group, use -g.
lisa@your-new-name:~$ -g
-g: command not found
lisa@your-new-name:~$ -g tsali
-g: command not found
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo userdel lisa
userdel: user lisa is currently logged in
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo userdel -r lisa
userdel: user lisa is currently logged in
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo passwd tsali
sudo passwd: user 'tsali' does not exist
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo passwd tsali
sudo tsali
passwd: user 'tsali' does not exist
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo tsali
sudosudo: tsali: command not found
lisa@your-new-name:~$ sudo tsali
sudo: tsali: command not found
lisa@your-new-name:~$
 
Old 04-10-2013, 04:37 PM   #39
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Okay, let's try this:
Open up a new terminal and:
Code:
sudo su
That should have you logged in as root
Then:
Code:
sudo useradd -G tsali tsali
Then
Quote:
sudo passwd tsali
Try this for starters. If any of the above commands fails, please don't type the next one, just copy the error message here so that we know what you've done and what went wrong.
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:42 PM   #40
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Ok here is what happened:

lisa@tsalli:~$ sudo su
[sudo] password for lisa:
root@tsalli:/home/lisa# sudo useradd -G tsali tsali
useradd: group tsali exists - if you want to add this user to that group, use -g.
root@tsalli:/home/lisa#
 
Old 04-10-2013, 04:45 PM   #41
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Actually I don't know why the new user is not added in group users. Can you post the output of
Code:
cat /etc/group
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 04:48 PM   #42
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Here it is:

root@tsalli:/home/lisa# cat /etc/group
root:x:0:
daemon:x:1:
bin:x:2:
sys:x:3:
adm:x:4:lisa
tty:x:5:
disk:x:6:
lp:x:7:
mail:x:8:
news:x:9:
uucp:x:10:
man:x:12:
proxy:x:13:
kmem:x:15:
dialout:x:20:lisa
fax:x:21:lisa
voice:x:22:
cdrom:x:24:lisa
floppy:x:25:lisa
tape:x:26:lisa
sudo:x:27:lisa
audio:x:29ulse,timidity
dip:x:30:lisa
www-data:x:33:
backup:x:34:
operator:x:37:
list:x:38:
irc:x:39:
src:x:40:
gnats:x:41:
shadow:x:42:
utmp:x:43:
video:x:44:lisa
sasl:x:45:
plugdev:x:46:lisa
staff:x:50:
games:x:60:
users:x:100:
libuuid:x:101:
crontab:x:102:
syslog:x:103:
utempter:x:104:
fuse:x:105:lisa
messagebus:x:106:
bluetooth:x:107:
scanner:x:108:
colord:x:109:
lpadmin:x:110:lisa
ssl-cert:x:111:
lightdm:x:112:
nopasswdlogin:x:113:
netdev:x:114:
mlocate:x:115:
ssh:x:116:
avahi-autoipd:x:117:
avahi:x:118:
pulse:x:119:
pulse-access:x:120:
rtkit:x:121:
saned:x:122:
sambashare:x:123:lisa
vboxusers:x:124:
timidity:x:125:
winbindd_priv:x:126:
nogroup:x:65534:
lisa:x:1000:
tsali:x:1001:lisa
guest-SmeyYT:x:127:
root@tsalli:/home/lisa#
 
Old 04-10-2013, 04:53 PM   #43
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Ok, no group 'users' that I see there

try this:
Code:
sudo useradd -g tsali tsali
which should create your user and add him to the group tsali and then:

Code:
sudo passwd tsali
which will allow you to create a password.

When you are typing the password you will not be seeing anything at all at the screen - just type and press enter
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:01 PM   #44
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Ok this is what happened:

lisa@tsalli:~$ sudo useradd -g tsali tsali
[sudo] password for lisa:
lisa@tsalli:~$ sudo passwd tsali
Enter new UNIX password:
Retype new UNIX password:
passwd: password updated successfully
lisa@tsalli:~$


I'm sort of there. I'm not sure why the Tsali says tsalli but it's a start. Now that and the beginning lisa part and the other parts of that user and I'm good. lol
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:05 PM   #45
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Okay, so let's recap:
You are logged in as user lisa right now. You have just created a user named tsali, but you haven't logged in that user yet.

Now, since I'm not sure how you can logout from Ubuntu and/or what desktop manager you use, let's try two things:
first right click somewhere on your desktop. It should invoke a menu. If it says somewhere "exit" or "logout" or something, click this and it should bring you back to some log-in manager. Then, try to log as tsali.

If this doesn't happen, then simply reboot your machine and log in as tsali
(or maybe some Ubuntu user can chime in and explain how you can log out
 
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