[Solved]Linux Mint 16 - Cannot ADD new User

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[Solved]Linux Mint 16 - Cannot ADD new User

Postby laurieh on Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:29 am

Installed Petra yesterday, installation was easy and smooth. Today I tried adding a new user Admin/Users and Groups clicked Add then filled out the pop up box, simple so far, then clicked Add, on pop up box, nothing happened, rebooted and tried again, same thing. So, am I doing something wrong or is there a bug? As a side issue I have also lost my "Computer" and "Home" icons from my desktop, although they are checked in System Settings/Desktop, I can add and remove the trash can...but removing and adding the "Computer" or "Home" icons do nothing.

Ok, a bit more info. Have managed to add a new user, but hey, the way it is done is crap. The pop up asks for Full Name: e.g. Frank Blogs, then User Name:(this is where it gets really weird) the username MUST be the users first name but all in lower case e.g. frank. It becomes more strange after you "Add" the new account, when you check the user it shows the "Username" as the "Group."
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Re: Linux Mint 16 - Cannot ADD new User

Postby xenopeek on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:26 am

Please report findings about Linux Mint 16 RC Cinnamon on the blog, so they can be addressed by the developers for the final release. There is already a comment there about adding users, perhaps related to yours? http://blog.linuxmint.com/?p=2477#comment-101236
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Re: Linux Mint 16 - Cannot ADD new User

Postby administrollaattori on Tue Nov 19, 2013 5:51 am

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sudo useradd -m username -s /bin/bash
sudo passwd username
sudo adduser username admin
sudo adduser username sudo
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Re: Linux Mint 16 - Cannot ADD new User

Postby YepPatrick on Wed Nov 20, 2013 6:18 am

Thank you for that. There is a bug when logging out then back in as another user. The system seems to hangs. Is there a way to fix that. I would like to keep mint 16. Thanks
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Re: Linux Mint 16 - Cannot ADD new User

Postby Geekgasm on Sat Jan 25, 2014 9:30 pm

I'm having completely the opposite problem; I am unable to delete user profiles, even though I'm in the admin account.
Also new users that are set to standard automatically login; even though when I installed Mint 16, I specifically set it to NOT login automatically.

This is extremely frustrating!
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Re: Linux Mint 16 - Cannot ADD new User

Postby administrollaattori on Sun Jan 26, 2014 4:10 pm

Geekgasm wrote:I'm having completely the opposite problem; I am unable to delete user profiles, even though I'm in the admin account.

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sudo userdel username
sudo rm -rf /home/username
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