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Old 01-24-2013, 04:28 PM   #1
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where is "Users and Groups" in Debian "Wheezy" ?


I installed the new Debian wheezy (had the old one squeezy). How do I add a new user? I cannot find in the menu anymore the "Users and Groups" that was in Debian 6.
 
Old 01-24-2013, 05:49 PM   #2
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As root type in command line
Code:
adduser john(example)
if you have set up the sudo command then type
Code:
sudo adduser john(example)
And follow the questions the script asks you

Good luck to you

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Old 01-24-2013, 09:55 PM   #3
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how do I change the name of an existing user then?
 
Old 01-24-2013, 10:14 PM   #4
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you could type in a terminal
Code:
man usermod
read the use of the -l and the -d options

Good luck to you
 
Old 05-01-2013, 01:11 PM   #5
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Where is the "Manage Groups" option that was in "Users and Groups" located now?
 
Old 05-01-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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With the KDE desktop it's called "kuser". You'll be prompted for the root password and be able to manage users and groups from there.
jdk
 
Old 05-01-2013, 01:49 PM   #7
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How about for Gnome?
 
Old 05-01-2013, 02:02 PM   #8
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I don't use gnome. How about "usermanager"?
jdk
 
Old 05-01-2013, 03:19 PM   #9
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The Debian Administrator's Handbook
8.4.3. Modifying an Existing Account or Password

gnome, kde, xfce - no matter, c-li method is desktop independent.

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Old 04-28-2014, 12:20 PM   #10
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gnome-system-tools

You must install the gnome-system-tools package in order to manage "Users and Groups" in Gnome and Debian Wheezy 7. Details at https://wiki.debian.org/Wheezy/UsersAndGroups
 
Old 04-28-2014, 04:37 PM   #11
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This is a year old thread..

Why would you assume he has gnome installed, why not KDE, Mate, XFCE, LXDE or a variety of other DE's or no DE at all and a WM installed?
 
  


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