Trouble logging in as another user
Warning: major newbie
I am taking a class in Linux and we are kind of winging it, so I could really use some help.
I am trying to practice adding users, creating files, and all of the other basic things. I am using Ubuntu Linux - Feisty Fawn. To add a user I logged in as root, added her with a home directory, and gave her a password. My problem is when I try to log in as her. I have tried using login <user> as well as su <user>, but neither of them lists the full location of the user when I do this. All I get is this:
The prompt is there, and it seems I am able to do things, but then when I do things like make a file, (vi <file>) the file doesn't seem to save right, and funny things like that. Can someone tell me if I am missing something?