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lost in Mint KDE

Postby malcolmschosha on Thu Apr 11, 2013 12:59 pm

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint KDE (64 bit) on a computer, and wonder if that may be the wrong version for me. I am lost to the extent that I can not figure out how to set up login for two user accounts. I did find a video describing how to create User Accounts, which is here: http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=d_3fX2CWpls
but it does not work on the version I have on my computer.

I also spent some time reading the user guide that came with the OS to find an answer but, although it is in English, it is really speaking a language I can not understand. I know that questions like this can be frustrating for those who understand computers. Is there some explanation that will help me through this, or do I just need a different version than what I installed?

Thanks.
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Re: lost in Mint KDE

Postby Orbmiser on Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:42 pm

For me all I do is click on Menu select System Settings. Down at the bottom is User Management double click that.
Enter password and a User & Groups Administration window should popup.

Then you will see the Modify --- New --- Delete buttons.
Click on New should do the trick.
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Re: lost in Mint KDE

Postby malcolmschosha on Thu Apr 11, 2013 3:51 pm

Thanks Orbmiser. That worked. Thank you, your help is much appreciated.
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Re: lost in Mint KDE

Postby nerdtron on Thu Apr 11, 2013 9:19 pm

malcolmschosha wrote:Yesterday I installed Linux Mint KDE (64 bit) on a computer, and wonder if that may be the wrong version for me. I am lost to the extent that I can not figure out how to set up login for two user accounts. I did find a video describing how to create User Accounts, which is here: http://www.youtube.comwatch?v=d_3fX2CWpls
but it does not work on the version I have on my computer.

I also spent some time reading the user guide that came with the OS to find an answer but, although it is in English, it is really speaking a language I can not understand. I know that questions like this can be frustrating for those who understand computers. Is there some explanation that will help me through this, or do I just need a different version than what I installed?

Thanks.


Hello! :D
I know you want to do it the GUI way but I'll say its a lot easier using the terminal so here goes
To create a user the following command and replace the word username to the name of the user you want to create. The -m option means a home directory for the user will be created automatically so don't forget it.
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sudo useradd -m username


The new user will not be able to login until you sets its login password so use the following command. Replace the word username with that you created earlier.
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sudo passwd username
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