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Old 06-28-2003, 07:56 PM   #1
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A newbie to Slackware has a question!


Wow!

I wanted to try an other distribution than the maybe to user-friendly Mandrake, so I tried Slackware...
I was really impressed with the quality of the packages it offered and the speed at which linux now boots on my laptop.

Here is my question: I created root (obviously) during the installation of Slackware. When I want to install some software, they tell me I need to login in a different user than root... How, with the shell, can I add a new user and then login with it?

Wow, it's been just three hours that I'm running Slackware and I think I'll learn more about linux in 2 months than I learn in 2 years with Mandrake!

Thanks for your help.

Frank.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:01 PM   #2
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run this


adduser
 
Old 06-28-2003, 08:13 PM   #3
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Great!

Thanks a lot!
 
Old 06-28-2003, 09:01 PM   #4
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Its "useradd"

Ther are a bunch of parameters you'd want to set up (like home directory, group,permissions), so read "man useradd". Its pretty easy.
 
Old 06-28-2003, 11:17 PM   #5
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adduser will prompt you for all information, useradd will not

if you use adduser then you also need to give any info to the commandline, as well as setting the users password with passwd.

use this instead..

adduser
 
Old 06-28-2003, 11:33 PM   #6
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wimp.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:19 AM   #7
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The KDE Control Center gives you pretty good info on your system hardware, try using it.
 
Old 06-29-2003, 12:22 AM   #8
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can i ask why you brought up system hardware when he wants to add a user?
 
  


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