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Old 12-21-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
kyleflan
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Login Problem on Mandriva 2007 Free Edition


During the installation the setup never asked for a username or password to set-up a User Account. Now on the login screen of Mandrive it gives me a login screen and I don't know what Username/Password combo touse. I tried leaving both fields blank, but to no avail. Anyone have any ideas on how I can add a user account. By the way, I can login as root using the console, so I can get to root, just not to a user account in the GUI.

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Kyle
 
Old 12-21-2006, 12:58 PM   #2
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The quick fix is to login into the graphical interface with the root user and then you can go about adding the user you want. You just need to open up Mandriva Control Center to do it. IF you're comfortable with command line then try out "man useradd". A simple line you'd probably need for useradd would be something like: "useradd -d /home/<user>/ -s /bin/bash <user>" and then you'd do a "passwd user" and set the password.
 
  


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