Well ... for starters: What were you trying to do?? What did you want to achieve? And what precisely did you do, e.g. what did you click on, what commands did you type, and what error messages did you get back?Steve wrote:I'm sorry to be vague here
... That command switches into a root shell which is dangerous!! Especially if you don't really know what the commands do you type in there!!. It does not create anything in the best case and in the worst case it creates one hell of a mess (especially when you enter commands you don't yet understand ...). Either I am misunderstanding you here or you did not write precisely enough what you did. Sorry to say so.Steve wrote: sudo su
You should already have one, e.g. when you installed? Weren't you asked to provide a username?Steve wrote: I was trying to create an account for myself
You can do that via the "Preferences" menu if I am not wrong? (in GNOME)Steve wrote: and my daughter.
OK, can you please open a terminal and give me the verbatim output of the following command (please copy & paste: highlight the stuff with the left mouse button, then go over to the terminal window, and hit the middle mouse button or mouse wheel):Steve wrote: File should be owned by user and have 644 permissions.
sudo su -
chown affecteduser .dmrc
chmod 644 .dmrc
I am still not really sure about the "adding an account for my daughter part" ... Can you elaborate more what precisely you did there? Because "sudo su" really just changes into a root shell ... It would be more interesting to know what you did after that stepSteve wrote: i still get the same result at this point.
su - jake
sudo su -
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