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Old 04-10-2013, 05:11 PM   #46
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Yes you do get the option to log in as different user on Ubuntu

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Yes you do get the option to login as different user on Ubuntu
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:17 PM   #47
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Ok well I logged in under tsali and then rebooted my system and it started up but the screen is black and there was no Linux startup screen or anything like normally.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:23 PM   #48
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Ok update. I manually turned it off and then back on and the startup screen appeared. The name lisa is still in the upper right hand corner and the terminal still shows up with the lisa@lisa-pc:~$ prompt.
 
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So you didn't get an option to login at the startup screen
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:27 PM   #50
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try to change the hostname of your computer again. make sure you dont copy the $ twice when pasting a command from here.

Also are you now under your new user account? make sure you can do sudo under that user if no then go back to the old user and do it from there.

Take it easy we will get you there.
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:48 PM   #51
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Ok, I did sudo hostname tsali and it returned with a lisa@tsali:~$ prompt.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 05:52 PM   #52
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Hi whats cat /etc/hostname say
 
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Old 04-10-2013, 05:55 PM   #53
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Since the prompt is lisa@tsali then I guess hostname has been configured correctly as tsali.

I think you should try to log in as your new user tsali now. If you right-click on your screen, can you see a menu that says Logout or Exit at the bottom? Any chance you know what desktop environment you are using? (ie, does it somewhere has a 'K' on a gear, or any indication of what de you are using?)
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:01 PM   #54
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Spiky: it says:

lisa@tsali:~$ cat /etc/hostname
lisa-pc
lisa@tsali:~$
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:09 PM   #55
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echo $PS1 output

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Old 04-10-2013, 06:12 PM   #56
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Dreamwalking: here is the output for my desktop:

lisa@tsali:~$ echo $DESKTOP_SESSION
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lisa@tsali:~$
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:13 PM   #57
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Spiky here is the output of that:

lisa@tsali:~$ echo $PS1 output
${debian_chroot:+($debian_chroot)}\u@\h:\w\$ output
lisa@tsali:~$
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #58
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and Dreamwalker, I have found the logout option but once I log out it kind of stalls until I reboot it. I log into tsali and it just sits there on the login screen like I never logged in.
 
Old 04-10-2013, 06:20 PM   #59
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ls /home output

output of
Code:
 sudo id tasli
 
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do
Code:
sudo nano /etc/hostname
type your password
replace 'lisa-pc' with the name you want, then press 'ctrl+x' and hit enter to save the file
reboot.

I am not sure if you will have to reconfigure your wireless connection by doing this so perhaps before you do any changes somebody here with more experience can advice.
By the way you need to back up all the important files before you do any changes, just in case.

Also you can tranfer the files from the /home/lisa folder to /home/tsali folder
 
  


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