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Old 05-09-2005, 02:27 PM   #1
dancullen
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Unhappy login help - complete noob


sorry i know this is stupid but im really new to this ok so it will probably sound ridiculous... :-[

(this is on another computer)

im using kubuntu, i accidently made my account root and now when i try to login it says root login not allowed, this is the only account

im not really sure what any of that means but i just need help to undo it please



thanks
 
Old 05-09-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
mjrich
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Log in to a console (either using the menu, or pressing CTRL-ALT-F3) as root, then type
Code:
adduser <username>
where <username> is the new login account name. Then just follow the prompts.

Voila

mj
 
Old 05-09-2005, 04:25 PM   #3
m_yates
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When you boot up Kubuntu, press ctrl+alt+F1 to get a text login screen. Enter username "root" and the root password. Now type:
Code:
adduser dancullen
Where "dancullen" is your user name. Answer the questions and set your user name password. Hit ctrl+alt+F7 to go back to the graphical login. You can now enter your new user name and password.

If you see an error message about sound, you may need to add the user to the audio group so that sound can be played. You can open the program "kuser" to manage groups.
 
  


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