How do I create a user account in XFCE?

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How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby mcse37 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 1:44 pm

I can't find a GUI to create a user account in Linux Mint 13 XFCE. Can someone walk me through creating on or point me to a link?

Thanks,

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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby altair4 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:00 pm

Use the one from gnome2:
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sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools
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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby viking777 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:05 pm

Or if you don't want to do that there are the commands adduser and useradd.

adduser is the easier one - it is interactive.
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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby mcse37 on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:12 pm

Thank you.
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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby zerozero on Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:18 pm

altair4 wrote:Use the one from gnome2:
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sudo apt-get install gnome-system-tools

or following this discussion here viewtopic.php?f=61&t=118890&start=160#p669529
mate-system-tools more relevant even if we see this https://github.com/mate-desktop/mate-sy ... ols/pull/7
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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby lilmountain on Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:20 am

Hi all,

Apologies in advance for noob questions. New user of Linux looking for alternative to 1 licence Windows 7 when my XP pro stops getting supported. I have same issue of not knowing how to add user, have downloaded and installed suggested gnome tools (i'm running 14 NADIA Cinnamon, perhaps that's the issue?) but when I go to user accounts I have no option to add or remove, it just shows me as administrator but with no options to do anyting. Want to add account for kids with no administrator rights to make sure they don't do anything silly.

When i open command window and type "adduser" it says "adduser: Only root may add user or group to system". Highly likely this is something very simple that i just don't know, if there's a good link to overall linux basics as well then please let me know.

Thanks.
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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby altair4 on Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:39 am

have downloaded and installed suggested gnome tools (i'm running 14 NADIA Cinnamon, perhaps that's the issue?) but when I go to user accounts I have no option to add or remove, it just shows me as administrator but with no options to do anyting.


It should be in the menu as "Users and Groups". If it's not there open a terminal and type:
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users-admin
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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby lilmountain on Sun Apr 21, 2013 3:41 pm

Thanks very much, massively impressed with how quickly you answered plus accuracy. For anyone else who follows this thread in the future "Users and Groups" only appeared in my "all programmes" bit rather than in system settings which only has the ability to review, not edit or add for some reason.

Thanks again, I hope with this kind of support i won't be forced to buy Windows 7 when XP Pro stops getting updates! :D
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Re: How do I create a user account in XFCE?

Postby ander111 on Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:52 am

I've tried creating a new account two ways:

• Running adduser at a command line

• Adding the Users and Groups utilities (by installing gnome-system-tools)

Each time, when I log on to the new account, I've gotten only:

• The Mint "welcome" window

• A black screen with a mouse pointer

I've had to restart the system by switching to a command line (Ctrl+Alt+F1), logging on to my normal account, and using the sudo shutdown now -r command. (Fortunately, I knew about all that—but what do people new to Linux do? Cold resets, I guess...)

How else can I try to create an account? I've searched in vain here for more info... And should it really be this hard to do such a basic thing?

And BTW, why doesn't Mint XFCE include the Users and Groups utility? Other XFCE distros seem to by default—everyone mentions using it, but not having to manually install it.
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