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Old 02-11-2009, 03:39 PM   #1
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Terminal emulator not working

i just added manually a user (using useradd -m username),but i can't use the terminal prompt is displayed and i can't even type...
The "real" terminal works.

What can i do to fix this?
Thanks in advance!
Old 02-11-2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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Users typically have a default terminal variable set. I'm guessing that this didn't get set on the new user you created. Some distros have scripts that will walk you through the process to make sure you don't forget something like this. Anyway, the useradd command should have an option to set the terminal. You want it to be /bin/bash.
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The adduser name command is more interactive: asking you about the shell, etc.
Old 02-11-2009, 04:17 PM   #4
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I used adduser,and now it works perfectly

Thank you so much!


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