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Old 08-18-2003, 10:34 PM   #1
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Arrow How do I create new account for my linux box


Time for another question from me...I am in the middle of trying to resolve another problem relating to my kde and xmms...see this thread if you are interested:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...threadid=83184

It was suggested I create a new user account for my Mandrake 9.0. Now I have no idea how to do this. I'm sure this is quite easy to do so I am hoping someone can point me in the direction of how to do it.

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:48 PM   #2
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The command
adduser
as root of course :-)
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:49 PM   #3
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In your Mandrake Control Center, OR your KDE Control Center, you should find places to add a user, however...

You can ALWAYS use the command line

As root:
useradd -d users dave

Assuming you want to add a user 'dave' and have his default group be users.



See:
man useradd

For more info

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Old 08-18-2003, 10:52 PM   #4
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In Mandrake, the GUI tool for managing users is called userdrake.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 10:53 PM   #5
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I guess adduser was the old command. I should have done a
ls -l
on it :-)
adduser in Red Hat is a symbolic link to useradd.
 
Old 08-18-2003, 11:47 PM   #6
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you can also press alt + f2 [alt and f2 at the same time] .. that gets you the run prompt... and then type userdrake ... or type userdrake in a terminal.. same thing
 
Old 08-18-2003, 11:48 PM   #7
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oops somebody already said that :-p sorry didnt see
 
Old 08-18-2003, 11:53 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by darthtux
I guess adduser was the old command. I should have done a
ls -l
on it :-)
adduser in Red Hat is a symbolic link to useradd.
Actually, on a lot of distros I think that is true, however on Slackware adduser is a script that takes you through the options in useradd, asking what you want. Great tool IMHO

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Old 08-22-2003, 01:28 AM   #9
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I tried both of your ideas but have run into trouble. When I try to load the userdrake it gives me an error. When I try to do it from the command prompt it gives me error. The error is pretty much the same in both places:

vipw lockfile (/etc/ptmp) is present!

What should I do?
 
Old 08-22-2003, 08:17 AM   #10
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Moving to the Mandrake Forum

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Old 08-22-2003, 08:22 AM   #11
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I've also had this thing with the /etc/ptmp being present. I read somewhere that this is bug, and it is no problem to remove it - I've done this myself a number of times without any repercussions
 
  


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