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Old 09-02-2009, 12:12 AM   #1
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Arrow Login problem


I have problem when new user logs in.There is one user Raj1 who is the superuser (1st user a/c created after installation). Another user Raj2 is created from this account.But when Raj2 logs in "No directory, logging in with HOME=/" error comes in terminal

When he tries to login through GUI..similar error message comes & when I click OK screen goes blank.

Can any one let me know why is this happening??

I used this command

sudo useradd Raj2 --> user created

let me know how to set password for this user??

How to set the root password in Ubuntu??

Old 09-02-2009, 12:37 AM   #2
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You issued the useradd command without the -d option to create the home directory. Read the man page for useradd, it tells you all you need to know in order to create a user the 'correct' way.

Since there is no home directory the system has no place to save/keep xconfig files, hence no GUI.

You set the password for a user with
passwd <username>
Setting root password is not advised by the Ubuntu community but if you know what you're doing.... (tip:

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