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Old 02-05-2004, 03:02 PM   #1
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Problem with user group

Not really sure how this has happened (all i did was delete a old user account)

anyway I seem to have completely screwed up the user authentication

I am still logged into KDE but when i try i open a a terminal window i get:

id: cannot find name for group ID 501
id: cannot find name for user ID 501
[i have no name@defiant neil]$

If i try to use "passwd"

i get passwd: can not identify you!

Is there any way out of this?

Old 02-05-2004, 06:11 PM   #2
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groupadd neil
Near the start of Linux From Scratch you get the "i have no name" thing as none of the relevent config files have been created. Read this, it may help.


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