Problem adding user to a new Elyssa install

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Problem adding user to a new Elyssa install

Postby John Mussington on Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:28 pm

Hi,

I have recently set up a new system to dual boot win xp home sp2 and Elyssa. I have encountered a problem when I tried to add a new user. I get the following message:

(users-admin:9108): Liboobs-CRITICAL **: create_dbus_struct_from_user: assertion `(login && password && homedir && shell)' failed

(users-admin:9108): Liboobs-CRITICAL **: Not committing due to inconsistencies in the configuration, this reflects a bug in the application

I remember having a similar problem when setting up another system. That time, the problem was associated with configuring the system with a root password during installation. I would appreciate some help in figuring this problem out. Thanks in advance.

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Re: Problem adding user to a new Elyssa install

Postby Husse on Wed Sep 24, 2008 10:42 am

This could have to do with a password for root
Try
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sudo passwd -l root

If that helps you have to set a password for root again - I suppose you have done that
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Re: Problem adding user to a new Elyssa install

Postby John Mussington on Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:23 pm

You may be correct. How do I get to that screen which comes up with the option to set a root password? I will try this solution this evening when I get home from work.

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Re: Problem adding user to a new Elyssa install

Postby Husse on Wed Sep 24, 2008 3:53 pm

that screen which comes up with the option to set a root password

That's in mintAssistant (in Control Center)
It is a bit thin now, but the intention was and is to add more functionality to it - just a rant :)
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Re: Problem adding user to a new Elyssa install SOLVED

Postby John Mussington on Wed Sep 24, 2008 9:24 pm

Husse,

Your solution worked. Thank you so much for your prompt assistance.

It appears that this is an issue with Elyssa installs. As I mentioned in my initial post, it is the second time this has happened. That first time, I made the 'mistake' of choosing the option of setting a root password. Going back and choosing the option of not setting a root password cleared the issue. Considering this present situation, it could be that it makes no difference whether the root password is set or not - the problem is a bug whose effect is rectified by redoing the process. Could this be the case? Anyway, next time around I may be in a better position to get by. Thanks again.

JM
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Re: Problem adding user to a new Elyssa install

Postby Husse on Thu Sep 25, 2008 5:39 am

Because Ubuntu changed something (don't remember what now) that has to do with passwords we got a bug (in mintAssistant) that made root open without password - that was changed in an update and is the difference between the two versions of Elyssa final
Now a random strong password is set and all is well - until the day you want to use Recovery mode - you can't because you don't know the password. You can always start the live CD and fix the problem....
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