Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

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Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby Leo.san on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:12 am

Been using the 12 release from softpedia this morning, working well but I noticed none of the Mint tools are present in the MATE enviroment except for the Mint Menu, The simplified settings is missing and there is No way to Add or Modify user accounts in the Mate environment, cant even do it in the control centre, but have been able to in the gnome 3 shell enviroment.
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby remoulder on Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:41 am

Mint 12 is not yet released, there may well yet be changes/additions to the setup.
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby Leo.san on Sat Nov 26, 2011 4:55 pm

Now it is, downloaded fresh copy from linuxmint homepage, installed fresh. Same issue.

There is nothing allowing you to add or modify user accounts in the MATE enviroment, but there is in gnome 3.
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby jacknocturne on Mon Dec 19, 2011 8:45 am

I would like to know the solution to this. I can't manage user accounts from MATE.
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby jacknocturne on Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:20 am

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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby altair4 on Sun Dec 25, 2011 9:40 am

Install the following package:
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sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

Then go to Menu > System > Administration > Users and Groups

Note: To those of you who are not using MATE you may have noticed that the Gnome3 counterpart at Menu > System Tools > System Settings > User Accounts is severely limited now because the Gnome-inite overlords have determined that the average user has no business messing about with user account creation involving more advanced settings and groups due to their limited intelligence. While they are not looking you too can install gnome-system-tools and have "Users and Groups" available at Menu > Other > Users and Groups
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby SilFox on Mon Dec 26, 2011 4:14 pm

Thank You, altair4 !
I'm new Mint(12) user, currently using gnome3 classic, and just today I installed Virtualbox(oracle), and then I stucked on how to add myself to virtualbox user group. Went to "System settings --> User accounts" and can't believe my eyes - I can't do practicaly nothing there.
After installing "gnome-system-tools", --> Applications-->Other-->Users and Groups, I managed to add myself to virtualbox group.
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby jacknocturne on Tue Dec 27, 2011 4:32 am

Thanks that definitely worked. Too bad i can't mark the thread solved since it was started by someone else.

Cheers :)
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby Falconus on Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:53 pm

I was having the same problem with LXDE, but the gnome-system-tools has added the Users and Groups option in the Preferences menu :D . Thank you!
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby jenissley on Thu Jan 05, 2012 1:26 am

altair4 wrote:Install the following package:
Code: Select all
sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

Then go to Menu > System > Administration > Users and Groups

Note: To those of you who are not using MATE you may have noticed that the Gnome3 counterpart at Menu > System Tools > System Settings > User Accounts is severely limited now because the Gnome-inite overlords have determined that the average user has no business messing about with user account creation involving more advanced settings and groups due to their limited intelligence. While they are not looking you too can install gnome-system-tools and have "Users and Groups" available at Menu > Other > Users and Groups


I was about to start pulling my hair out wondering what I was overlooking - now I know i wasn't overlooking anything, it wasn't there. Thank You for this tip!!!!!
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Re: Mint Settings & Add USer in Mate

Postby Hubcaps on Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:48 pm

Awesome, thanks for the tip, really appreciate it. Was using GNOME but switched to MATE because the graphics started bugging so I switched and not having user access can be a problem :P
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